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    Police arrest 100 as rioting erupts in Birmingham

    Police arrest 100 as rioting erupts in Birmingham


    Rioting has erupted in Birmingham, with shop windows being smashed and stores being looted during what police described as "mindless thuggery".


    A police station in Handsworth, nearly three miles out of the city centre, was later reported by police to be on fire.


    Among the shops damaged was a city centre McDonald's restaurant and an Armani store at the Mailbox shopping centre which was looted.


    Police said about 100 people had been arrested, many of them juveniles.


    Eleven people have been taken to a number of hospitals in the city.


    The disturbances started during the early evening. Later that evening, at 23.45 BST, West Midlands Police confirmed the police station in Holyhead Road was on fire.


    'Twitter intelligence' The force also reported some of its cars had come under attack on Holyhead Road.


    Ambulance crews said they had been called to 24 incidents - mostly treating people who had been assaulted.
    Injuries included cuts and bruises to the head and a dislocated knee.


    Police urged parents to contact their children and get them to return home.


    The violence in Birmingham followed a third evening of rioting across London, with a number of fires being lit and stores being looted in a number of areas.


    West Midlands Police said four people were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, four for violent disorder and one for a breach of the peace.




    The Pandora jewellers shop in Birmingham city centre was attacked
    West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe said she still had a significant number of officers in Birmingham city centre.


    "There is still outbreaks of violence and looting of shops is still taking place," she said.
    "We will continue to make arrests while this mindless thuggery takes place in our city centre. It is totally unacceptable."


    She said her first priority was to bring calm back to the city centre and appealed to parents to phone their children and get them to come home.


    Police had been aware of "Twitter intelligence" from lunchtime, suggesting there would be trouble in the city during the evening.


    Ms Rowe said officers had worked with the council and emergency services to formalise a policing operation.
    Police said officers were controlling access on some of the routes into Birmingham.


    A heavy police presence has been seen in the city from late afternoon. Some shops in the city centre closed early amid rumours that trouble may break out.


    BBC reporter Grant Sherlock said the window of Mills City Express store, in Colmore Row, was smashed by youths wielding a bin.



    'Kicking motorcycles' He said some then ran into the store before emerging with goods in their hands.


    Vans of police in riot gear soon arrived and the youths dispersed.


    Soon after, another group broke through the metal security shutter of the Jessops store in Temple Row and cameras and electrical equipment were taken from inside, he said.
    In New Street, a front window of the Adidas store was smashed and empty coat hangers littered the street outside.



    A BBC reporter said all clothes had been taken out the Armani store
    Another eyewitness, Chris Scrivens, said youths were "running amok" in the grounds around the cathedral.


    "I saw one guy put a window through of a shop. Another one picked up the debris.
    "They were kicking over motorcycles," he said.


    Police in riot gear were positioned in several parts of the city centre, with some advising onlookers to get off the streets.
    Police have also asked people to think twice before calling emergency services with non-urgent calls as there is high demand for services.



    Shabana Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, said it was "mindless criminality".

    "Obviously we have to have a debate and consider whether there are underlying reasons and learn some of the lessons potentially from some of these incidents as well," she said.
    "I think that's a debate for another day really because I think at the moment, the really important thing is that we need to support the police in the work they're doing."


    Councillor Paul Tilsley, deputy leader of the city council, said the authority would make every effort possible from first light on Tuesday to clear up any damage and bring normality back to the city.


    "To this end we'd stress to retailers, workers and shoppers alike that the city remains very much open for business and would encourage them to come in as normal tomorrow."
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    There were reports of cars being damaged in Manchester and of up to 200 youths with masks roaming through Toxteth in Liverpool

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    A BBC reporter said all clothes had been taken out the Armani store
    Another eyewitness, Chris Scrivens, said youths were "running amok" in the grounds around the cathedral.
    They'll be hard to spot tomorrow....

    A 15 year old chav wearing an expensive Armani jacket with his converse sneakers.

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    4 million CCTV cameras should help the old bill find them..

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    Shoot the fuckers.Could do with a bit of cull in Handsworth
    .Strange it's in predominantly black areas again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    4 million CCTV cameras should help the old bill find them..

    You can only see the whites of their eyes and their teeth at night though.

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    This is just the start it will spread to the whole world as we slaves wake up to the fact that all banks are in collussion debt is needed to keep us enslaved, Who owns The Bank of England, and The Federal Reserve nobody really knows as they don't have to list shareholders. Buy silver or gold bring this rotten system down it is enslaving us all. Where does interest come from? Who does the USA owe 14 trillion to, and where did all that money come from in the first place, answers on a postcard to ......... It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok gooner View Post
    This is just the start it will spread to the whole world as we slaves wake up to the fact that all banks are in collussion debt is needed to keep us enslaved, Who owns The Bank of England, and The Federal Reserve nobody really knows as they don't have to list shareholders. Buy silver or gold bring this rotten system down it is enslaving us all. Where does interest come from? Who does the USA owe 14 trillion to, and where did all that money come from in the first place, answers on a postcard to ......... It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.
    I don't see that many white folk getting involved here. Apart from the pricks that think they're "gangsta".

    Let's get some soldiers on the streets with rubber bullets and see how many of them are brave then.

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    It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.
    its your choice, dont borrow if you cant pay back.

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    Looks good on you Brit shits. Most of you where probably insulting Thailand for the red shirt protests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Looks good on you Brit shits. Most of you where probably insulting Thailand for the red shirt protests.
    Oooh look, Socal trying to troll.

    Is this the best you can do, or will you be scouring wikipedia again?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok gooner View Post
    This is just the start it will spread to the whole world as we slaves wake up to the fact that all banks are in collussion debt is needed to keep us enslaved, Who owns The Bank of England, and The Federal Reserve nobody really knows as they don't have to list shareholders. Buy silver or gold bring this rotten system down it is enslaving us all. Where does interest come from? Who does the USA owe 14 trillion to, and where did all that money come from in the first place, answers on a postcard to ......... It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.
    They are throwing bricks because of some ideological or political reason?

    I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.
    its your choice, dont borrow if you cant pay back.
    Unfortunately, nobody thinks that way any more about borrowing. They never borrow planning on paying it back. Paying back hundreds of thousands of pounds is a well nigh impossible act for people on average salaries of GBP 30,000.

    They borrow - trying to reap the benefits of leverage in a rising market, so that one day they can downsize and own outright.

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    339 arrested so far - 69 charged

    police have no control.

    big worry for olympic organisers..

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    Fuck the Olympics. What about the test match?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Looks good on you Brit shits. Most of you where probably insulting Thailand for the red shirt protests.
    Oooh look, Socal trying to troll.

    Is this the best you can do, or will you be scouring wikipedia again?

    Not really, just commenting on the news of the day. I think it was also you Brit shits that where insulting Canadians for the Stanley cup riots.

    Look at your fuck show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok gooner View Post
    This is just the start it will spread to the whole world as we slaves wake up to the fact that all banks are in collussion debt is needed to keep us enslaved, Who owns The Bank of England, and The Federal Reserve nobody really knows as they don't have to list shareholders. Buy silver or gold bring this rotten system down it is enslaving us all. Where does interest come from? Who does the USA owe 14 trillion to, and where did all that money come from in the first place, answers on a postcard to ......... It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.




    THE AMERICAN FINANCIAL REVOLUTION.....

    THE SESAME STREET BUBBLE.....


    .....the're only cookies....Bert....lighten up...


    it's staggering how little the average Burt knows about money and finance..
    vanity, indulgance, corruption and sloth....he has down pat...

    good luck with that silver and gold...Burt...you might be able to exchange it for an AK47....

    AK47's....definately a trending market....
    i am just the nowhere man...
    living in the nowhere land...
    forever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Looks good on you Brit shits. Most of you where probably insulting Thailand for the red shirt protests.
    Oooh look, Socal trying to troll.

    Is this the best you can do, or will you be scouring wikipedia again?

    Not really, just commenting on the news of the day. I think it was also you Brit shits that where insulting Canadians for the Stanley cup riots.

    Look at your fuck show
    Not mine mate, I live in a place where a good old fashioned MP5 sorts the problem out quite well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    It's the truth we are all slaves to The Banks.
    its your choice, dont borrow if you cant pay back.
    Actually, no Tax, you're hopelessly out of step with the new paradigm.

    The debt has been socialised and the current negative interest rate is a mechanism employed by the government for two purposes: to import inflation into the system thereby reducing the level of indebtedness and secondly, to prevent those exposed by their leverage from taking the consequences. The losers of course are those not indebted and who hold cash from which they get no return.

    Cash is no longer king, but the BoE governor is ( little joke ).

    The winners today are the debtors who pay no real interest and live rent free effectively to spend their disposable income on fripperies and the like. I wish now I had borrowed extensively and hadn't retired so early. Ah, well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post

    big worry for olympic organisers..
    Unless they turn it into an event , which would really boost our medal tally.

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    It seems like the whole country is taking this Olympic Torch thing way too seriously.

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    Footies off.

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    Be the cricket next..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore View Post
    Be the cricket next..
    That's like cancelling the cricket in Croydon because they're rioting in Totten..........Oooooh.....

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    Would not be surprised if they cancelled all the football matches this weekend,
    there won't be enough spare police.

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