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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Woolwich Riots - Aftermath
This evening I noticed this wall of graffiti appearing where the Whetherspoon pub used to be.
In keeping with the new mood of intolerance, there were quite a few messages of hate on there. In fact it was pretty much filled with messages of hate - demanding cruel and unusual punishments to be inflicted on all alleged rioters and their families - eviction, withdrawal of benefits...while satisfying public anger, its hard to see how making whole families homeless and destitute will help the situation that was caused by poverty in the first place.