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August 7th, 2011

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08:53 pm - Update on background to riot
A couple of updates on the immediate causes of the Tottenham riot

- This seems to be Youtube video of the police beating a girl, which was the proximate cause of the riot (warning - loud swearing from onlookers). Here is a BBC interview with an onlooker.

- The original shooting of Mark Duggan was justified as returning fire after a bullet was fired at a policeman, who was only saved by his own radio. It now appears that the bullet embedded in the radio was fired from a police gun.

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Date:August 7th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
None of that would surprise me, but I can't make out a thing on that vid, it just seems to be people rushing to and fro.
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Date:August 7th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
I can't make it out either. re-reading, I think what I have said here might be rather over-intellectualising something which is quite serious, but I am interested in the flow of information nowadays as events unfold. I know information isn't everything.

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