Friday, August 12, 2011

It's over now

Let's remember how it all began:

The shootout scene

And how it ended:

Burnt houses in Tottenham

Looted retail park

Robbed shop

The hero father Tariq Jahan said that "a day from now, maybe two days from now, the whole world will forget and nobody will care". I'd agree that very few people apart from those who lost their property and loved ones will remember their own reactions and not the media coverage, that what they have seen and not what they were told.

I'm not blaming the media there, that's a natural way of world to be, but let's keep our own memories as well even if they are not comfortable to, and remember them when coming across relevant discussions. There's something to think about.

Earlier this year Lambeth council celebrated the anniversary of Brixton riot as an "uprising" (still causing controversial reaction). Who knows how these events will be seen in 30 years from now.

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