London riots


Turkish community rallies in Dalston to chase rioters – photo by @yassin on Twitter

I don’t even know what to say about the looting and riots in London; lots of people are jumping in with opinions about the causes of what’s happened and I’m not keen to add to the speculation, but Camila Batmanghelidjh in the Independent is definitely worth reading.

I’m sure lots of readers are glued to the news about what’s going on. My immediate area was quiet last night, but we could see smoke and hear a bit of what was going on down the road in Elephant & Castle and on the Old Kent Road.

This amazing video was doing the rounds on Twitter last night:

And it’s really heartening to see that #riotcleanup is trending on Twitter, and you can follow @riotcleanup as well to see efforts in your area. But reports from my Twitter feed suggest a lot of the cleaning up was already done in the early hours – by public sector workers.