Life events, London

London is on fire!

09/08/2011

Last Saturday (6th of August 2011) a peaceful protest happened on the streets of Tottenham. It involved approximately 120 people eager to know why the police had shot dead Mark Duggan two days ago at close range.

Two hours after the protest, gangs took over the place, looting shops and torching cars. In the meantime, police officers were injured and chaos spread through the city.

Near my house in Manor House, north London, the supermarket had closed hastily. Mobile stores and clothes shops were looted. On the streets you will always hear someone on the phone saying:

‘Are you okay?’

‘Are you at home?’

The police were not expecting for such atrocity and criminals were taking over the capital of England. Some people’s homes were torched and a woman had to jump from the window of her own place to save her life.

So far, the damage is around £100 million. This amount will be taken out of tax contribution to cover the damnification.

Welcome to chaos.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous 09/08/2011 at 7:59 pm

    Gostei de saber dos acontecimentos sob o seu ponto de vista. Conta mais, menina! Beijos, Wanda.

  • Reply Anna 09/08/2011 at 8:23 pm

    hola! I’ve read your article! Very very nice! I actually don’t really know if i have to be scared or not. I see some people very nervous and some others very quiet. But whatever happens… here people is SO crazy!

  • Reply Anonymous 10/08/2011 at 2:16 pm

    Adoro saber dos acontecimentos sob seu ponto de vista!!!Continue assim!!!Sucesso!!!O final foi sensacional…hahaha…bjos, Nadja

  • Reply Buh 10/08/2011 at 2:29 pm

    Má adoro seu blog e meu imagino como esteja caótico por ai.. volta para cá .. te levo no karaoke rs bjs

  • Reply Marcelli D'Andrea 11/08/2011 at 12:34 pm

    Oi Wanda!! Bom saber q vc leu o post… obrigada!!!!!

    Anna!!! My brazilian translation is quite funny but I am trying to soread the word….

    Nadja eu sou sua fã tbm!!!!

    Bruna….. eu amo tanto karaoke que já comprei a passagem…kkkkk

  • Reply pensaqueacabou 16/09/2011 at 2:46 am

    Oi! Sou amiga da Nadja e ela recomendou seu blog pra mim! Achei seu depoimento hilário. Muito bom!
    Também sou jornalista e queria estar aí pra ver esse bando de loucos ao vivo. Boa sorte!
    Bj!

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