At 8/9/11 04:58 PM, NEVR wrote:
But seriously I doubt there's going to be much trouble in London tonight. I hope all you guys from Birmingham, Manchester, Croydon, etc are all staying safe.
The police are doing a fantastic job down here in Manchester. While obviously we're still suffering from riots, the police are putting their plans into place and taking no messing around. They're keeping the crowds moving and not allowing them to form. As i said before, we're still suffering from riots, but we're not going through what London or T/ham suffered last night.... As of yet.
Either way a clean up has been organised for tomorrow morning at 9am in Piccadily gardens, and I myself am hoping to get myself down there and help clean up.
However, as I'm viewing now on the news, the police are playing a game of "Cat and Mouse" however, the rioters have just made their way into the Arndale centre. However they've started barricading roads, yet what the rioters are doing, they're running up a road, seeing the police, and then splitting and going down side-streets.
They go to breach a shop, the police come, and then they go and breach another store. It's a dangerous game, but the police are doing well in the sense that they're blocking the rioters and chasing them in the hope they'll eventually just run off.
But the night is still young. It's been described as a "War Zone".