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The England Riots

The funny thing about reactions is that they are just that, reactions.

On the morning of August 9th 2011 I woke up to the horrific news of the London Riots and, like so many people in England, my first feeling was anger towards these people (if you can call them that). I was astounded that the police had been seen to have done so little to stop peoples livelihoods, businesses, streets and homes being destroyed. Images of old London buildings burnt to the ground and people stealing things for no real reason was enough for everybody in England to have an opinion on what had happened.

I believe my first genuine feelings were “those *insert expletive here* don’t deserve the life they have been given and it should be taken away”. However, as this was just a reaction it’s funny how a viewpoint can change with time.

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