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Riots result of public deductions in poor areas, Turkish immigrants say
1.       tunci
7149 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 12:18 am

Riots result of public deductions in poor areas, Turkish immigrants say




2.       jo8a
77 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 03:41 am

Sorry, but this is bull***t. The so-called riots are people who can´t control their greed taking advantage of a situation that means the police are unable to protect everywhere. These people aren´t discontented, they are envious of what other people have that they can´t afford because whole generations of their families have never done a day´s work. I live in London, I see the job pages, I see people coming to this country with a work ethic that means they would rather work than be on the dole. Youth clubs and the like close because no-one uses them. The ´youth´ would rather sit around killing pretend prostitutes in Grand Theft Auto than go out and do something useful. Those who do go out want un-earned ´respect´ from everyone and will terrorise whole neighbourhoods to impress their mates in their gangs. At least these Turkish and Kurdish shopkeepers and the like are working for what they want and I respect them for protecting themselves and their livelihoods. But let´s not pretend there is any greater force at work in these criminal acts than greed, mob mentality and a desire to be handed everything (42" plasma screens and Armani clothes included) on a plate.

Rant over !

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3.       alameda
3499 posts
 10 Aug 2011 Wed 05:43 am


"I Don´t Call it Rioting, I Call it an Insurrection"


Edited (8/10/2011) by alameda

4.       tunci
7149 posts
 12 Aug 2011 Fri 11:17 am

Londoners rally for show of gratitude to Turkish shopkeepers

11 August 2011, Thursday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM

Thousands of residents in London´s Dalston neighborhood, organized via a Facebook event, are set to express gratitude to Turkish and Kurdish shop owners in the area for protecting the streets against violent protestors on Monday night.

They plan to shop, eat and drink at Turkish shops in a show of support for their Turkish neighbors. “This Saturday we plan to turn out to support the Turkish and Kurdish-owned businesses in and around Dalston. So get up, grab a paper from a corner shop, go to a local cafe, get your hair done at a Turkish barber shop, go to one of our lovely Turkish supermarkets to get your shopping in, eat out at a restaurant or grab a takeaway pide or kebab then have some drinks in a Turkish bar. Come on, Dalston, this is payback time!” a statement on the Facebook page of the campaign titled “Thank Turk It´s Saturday” says.  

Nearly 4,000 people have already accepted the invitation, and more people are likely to show up for the event.

“On Monday night as the police were over-run, a group of Turkish & Kurdish business owners from Dalston stepped up and chased off the nasty little rioters. They protected their businesses, our streets, our homes and most of all our community. Since then it´s been a quiet week on Dalston Kingsland High St.,” the organizer of the event, Nick Horne, wrote on Facebook as he called on Dalston residents to invite their neighbors, family, friends and all people who live in Dalston to join the event.


The Turkish shopkeepers´ defense of their neighborhood found wide coverage in the world media. The Wall Street Journal reported that the clashes in Dalston, a ramshackle neighborhood of pawn shops, Turkish social clubs and kebab joints, began when a gang of about 50 youths approached the area from the east, setting fire to a bus and smashing in the windows of a chain restaurant, a bank and an electrical goods shop. “Dozens of local men came out on the street to block their progress. Over the course of the evening, they pushed back the heavily outnumbered troublemakers in three separate surges, driving them away from a cluster of Turkish-owned shops and businesses. Women and elderly men sought refuge in local cafés to watch the clashes from a safe distance," the report says

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5.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 12 Aug 2011 Fri 01:17 pm

Poor people? Right... So angry about being unemployed, being a victim, that you break down a shop of somebody who works 12 hours a day, 7 days a week to make a living. This is not a problem of poverty of jobs or money, this is a problem of poverty of parental supervision. The average age of the rioters is very young. You see faces clearly on tv, where are the parents of these kids?! The only right reaction that I´ve heard is of a mother who saw her son rioting on tv, and bringing him to the police station herself. Would have been better if he wasn´t on the streets in the first place...

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6.       bydand
755 posts
 12 Aug 2011 Fri 05:03 pm


Two of these misguided souls interviewed on BBC. Why did they give them the publicity?

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