I remember watching that live. There was a famous clip of someone slumped on the ground injured in the riots whilst someone was padding him down, making off with his wallet and other belongings.
As the dindus were tearing down the city, female BBC reporters were almost having panic attacks, questioning the "inhumanity", when someone suggested stopping the riots using rubber bullets.
i cant remember if they even used water cannons in the end? Did they? I'm sure we just waited for them to get bored and then white men were sent in to clean it all up.
What happened was.. everybody got fed up.
It was all the diversity and the migrants just robbing and looting everywhere - and I mean taking pictures of themselves on social media with one shoe that they had looted or a value pack of rice that was actually on a two for one special or stealing Titanic DVDs from 'pound shops' in an age when no-one even had any DVD players any more.
I worked with people from some of the worst housing estates and whenever the subject of the riots came up they would immediately say "Send in the Army. Shoot them."
There was no patience with it.
The Police and the Govt were quite smart.
The weekend that the riots kicked off they were very overstretched. It took them a while to reorganise and bring in reinforcements from elsewhere.
In the meantime they kept fairly quiet and just let the images flying around social media of these feral animals indulging their worst instincts tell their own story.
If they had clamped down faster they would have been blamed for what happened but by playing dead almost and letting the "muslims, scholars and diversity in general" excel themselves and trash the city with little resistance they left the public under no illusion as to what was going on.
The police suddenly were getting huge public support. Everywhere I went I saw people clapping the police as they went past. I was in the centre of London and two police officers in uniform came round the corner - immediately a big smile spread across my face and they both grinned and gave me the thumbs up.
When the police and the legal system processed rioters quickly in snap trials handing out draconian sentence after draconian sentence hardly anyone complained.
Fast forward to today and thanks to the (((acceleration))) of institutional rot nearly all sectors of British Society mistrust and resent the police as they seem to be unfit for purpose and unwilling to do even the minimum amount of police work that would make society safer.
Nobody trusts or likes the police these days.
A massive sea change.