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Rioters and Vigilantes Divide Along Racial Lines

Posted By admin On August 9, 2011 @ 12:41 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Paul Lewis
Guardian Live [1]
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Video shows white men running to confront rioters in Enfield chanting “England”.

There has been a brief but worrying flashpoint in north Enfield – Hertford Road – with apparent attempts at vigilantism, reports Paul Lewis.

It was only a minor skirmish, but a potentially bad sign for community relations. Police, who have flooded the streets, were quickly on the scene when about 70 men
started chasing local youths.

I wouldn’t mention their ethnicity, but it seemed to be relevant. The men were white – in their 30s and 40s – and shouting that they wanted to get the “blacks” and “pakis”. Lots of them seemed drunk. One man being held back by police shouted: “They’re rats, they mugged my Auntie the other night.”

Jay Bradley, 30, a witness, told me: “What happened here? What I just saw – everyone from this area aren’t gonna have any looting.

What I saw was a couple of ethnic lads, if you can call them that, black lads, and they chased them away.

A lot of it is alcohol – I don’t think the kids were doing anything. They were just on bikes and in masks.

But no-one around here is going to stand for any looting. What are we supposed to do. The Co-op is closed and we’re running out of food.”

8.03pm: [2] The Guardian’s interactive map [3] listing verified incidents of disorder has been updated to take account of recent events in Manchester, says my colleague Hannah Waldram.

Full story here. [1]

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[1] Guardian Live: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/09/london-riots-day-four-live-blog

[2] 8.03pm:: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/09/london-riots-day-four-live-blog#block-97

[3] interactive map: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/09/uk-riots-incident-map

[4] ‘We are the Enfield Army’: Video of locals chasing rioters in London: http://www.prisonplanet.com/we-are-the-enfield-army-video-of-locals-chasing-rioters-in-london.html

[5] Robin Leach: Obama Is a ‘Socialist’ – He Is ‘Whipping Up This Racial War and This Economic Divide’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/robin-leach-obama-is-a-socialist-he-is-whipping-up-this-racial-war-and-this-economic-divide-read-more-httpnewsbusters-orgblogsnoel-sheppard20120418robin-leach-obama-socialist-he.html

[6] MUST-SEE ‘Food Fight’ video; food resistance movement crosses racial lines, black, white, Latino all fight for survival against the processed food death machine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/must-see-food-fight-video-food-resistance-movement-crosses-racial-lines-black-white-latino-all-fight-for-survival-against-the-processed-food-death-machine.html

[7] Police to test laser that ‘blinds rioters’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-to-test-laser-that-blinds-rioters.html

[8] Second night of violence in London – and this time it was organised: http://www.prisonplanet.com/second-night-of-violence-in-london-%e2%80%93-and-this-time-it-was-organised.html

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