The past few days have been a bleak and low point in the history of England. We have all had to watch our beautiful city of London be looted, attacked and burned. It all orginated from the killing of a notorious london gangster, who was shot by police when he attempted to shoot a police officer. In my honest opinion, he deserved to be shot. If he wasnt breaking the law & potentially about to commit murder he would still be alive.
The day after this happened violent protests began. However it is clear that thousands of people across the country are using this as an excuse to become anarchists. London is not being destrotyed because of a mans death, but because violent & ignorant thugs are seizing the opportunity to create mayhem. There is no sense behind it, people are attacking and destroying their own communities... simply because they can.
As always, the police are dealing with the brunt of this. The police never get enough credit in siuations. Each officer selflessly risks their life to protect innocent people... yet people still blame them. Both of my parents are metropoliton police officers & this morning i had to watch my mum leave to enter this chaos, which i promise you is terrifying!
If only people could unite as strongly for a positive cause. But no, as always, people are far more ready to cause devastation and anarchy. Some of the video clips i have seen are genuinley in-humane. These people do not deserve their human rights and should be stopped by any means necessary.
My thoughts & prayers are with all the innocent people in London at the moment. All of the scared elderly people, terrified children and brave police officers. The people involved in the riots are the minority & i hope each and every one of them are imprissoned / punished for their actions... even though that is highly unlikely.
PS - a big thank you to anyone who sent me support messages regarding my parents, over twitter. It means a lot!