In England’s capital London is currently an absolute state of emergency. After the police last thursday killed the known drug dealer Mark Duggan in a shootout in the Tottenham district, it strengthen the social unrests on the streets of European metropolitan city from day to day, from night to night.
As a response to the violent death of the father of four children, the family and other angry residents protested on Saturday in the hope of enlightenment. But the British police operates a very weak information policy and were preferring by accusing the 29-year-old man, of shooting at first and his round was found apparently in the radio of a policeman.
After the attack of a police officer on a young teenager protesting, the pent-up anger of the working class escalates and several more cars, including police cars, a coach and some buildings were burned and looted in part. What is being played up to the moment only in isolated Tottenham, spreads quickly to other parts of the city such as London’s Brixton, and Enfield.
However it is interesting that the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which is an independent institution, comes with its investigations to very different results. The Commission is convinced that it was at the ball in to the policeman’s radio can not handle by Mark, but rather one of the police. But these are only speculation for now. One thing is certain.The police operation was misrepresented in the media and passed on the question of guilt on the real victim.
Similar to the uprisings in Egypt, or the cyclone in Australia Yasi become the topic in the social networks like Facebook and Twitter to quickly trending topic. Such diverse channels with eyewitness reports, videos or photos will be almost flooded, to get an overview of the extent of the action. In addition, various contributions help to spread one’s own situation and possible contact with other victims and the victims.
To utilize the rioters tweets in order to organize more quickly and better. The riots in London but are still much more popular to manage over the BlackBerry Messenger, as the sender remains anonymous. According to a study by the square giants are among the most popular smartphones of British youth. Since its manufacturer ‘Rim’ takes part in an increasingly key role in the dissemination of important information on the riots in London. The manufacturer decided to work with the british police and arrest all users of the device, the call via Facebook & Co. for criminal offenses.
The main reasons for the collective expansion of the massive social unrest, however, are buried elsewhere. Months before it was due to numerous tensions rising unemployment and debt. Already last year the journalist Graham Johnson pointed out in an interview with the Vice Magazine on the boiling of the working class.
“It’s about a feeling. The experts, politicians and police officers with whom I’ve spoken to feel it. The British underclass of this country is rebelling against the rulers. And it will be worse than we did in the riots of Brixton or Toxteth have seen in the eighties, “the 33-year-old said ahead properly.
Not this time the left-wing activists rebel, but favored immigrants who fight against discrimination, racism and social injustice. Unlike the left, they have no organized political group, no spokesperson and no political representation. The excluded layer of young rebels instead responds with the looting and burning of buildings, now also in other cities in Britain. Dramatically, but distinct.
The English press speak of an angry mob. Statements show how “We want our taxes back,” that everyone wants to get a piece of the commercial pie. If nothing else works, then just use force. In all probability, it is assumed that social unrest will continue and there will be further looting and fires.
The question that remains here, is whether a possible intervention of the Left or it is conceivable but remains in a brutal, but probably unsuccessful revolution of unheard underclass. The rampaging finite as angry young criminals and hush stamped with numerous convictions, the underlying causes would of course nonsense, but no surprise. Responsibility for the actual abuses and massive imbalances will naturally take on anyone again.