Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Kid_Eternity, Aug 8, 2011.
According to the Merlin Emmanuel (nephew of Smiley Culture):
Bums, I thought I could hear more sirens than usual.
I hope they have closed JD sports and Greggs.
People locked in west croydon station according to Twitter
I bet they wish they had gone to poshy posh East Croydon.
it says there are riots in Birmingham as well on that link ?
(edit- yes. theres a thread on brum now)
Kids are apparently trying to steal cars as they drive past the sumner road / london road route.
Crazy, I was just there yesterday.
Streets around west croydon are in lockdown. Full on riot police. Trams stopped buses stopped west croydon station closed.
Twitter got a picture of some lads who've looted some big bags of rice, they didn't do so well
Just said on the BBC that they shut the whole of Croydon down around 3pm or something.
Wowzers, I was off to sainsburys (by west croydon) but my daughter said she wanted to go in the other direction so we went to Addiscombe village Co-op instead.
They are looting Argos now.
Thank god Primark is in the currently protected area.
Argos got looted and some jewellers
I think you made a good choice there!
I guess it'd be too much to hope that Lunar House is both empty of staff and dazzlingly ablaze.
And that someone's designed a pretty replacement?
IKEA's apparently guarded by ex Gurkha's so can expect any looting attempt there to be over very very quickly
Damn! Hope no looters know that
Oh I didn't mean I was looting argos. I meant "they" are looting argos.
I don't know how easy it'd be to loot Ikea... mostof that shit's pretty hefty. You're gonna need a big trolley, and then you'll probably have to go back 3 hours later because there are screws missing. It's just going to be a royal pain the arse!
dime bars meatballs would be quite nice.
watching the whole hideous edifice burn surrounded by happy couples would be a site to see
sort of like a diy version of v for vendetta
not a fan of ikea
i meant in your supermarket choice!
Oh right. Well I like the Co-op better anyway. There was just something that I wanted to pick up from sainsburys.
I probably won't attempt to go to the market tomorrow then.
Aw man, now they have set fire to a double decker bus at reeves corner.
buildings burning now
its on Sky News and local MP reporting it on Twitter
That kind of violence would be far from senseless....
Watching the horrible edifice come clattering down along with its smugly named boxes, while the garish blue and yellow of the logo melts into a lurid puddle of dirty green plastic. There's a fantasy I can get behind.
Just got back for my tea. Police very thinly stretched. Utilising CPSO staff, Croydon Council Enforcement Officers, Plain clothes wearing ill fitting high viz as well as desk jockey cops press ganged in. They are all trying to protect the Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres at all costs.
Well something is burning in Croydon. Looks very nasty.
Oh shit I can see the smoke. It looks like it's everywhere.
That smoke's not coming from the taller buildings is it?
its on Sky, its various buildings in different bits. some near West Croydon on London Road and some at the back of Tiger Tiger
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