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09 August 2011 | By: M@

Wombles Needed: How To Help With The Riot Cleanup

Wombles Needed: How To Help With The Riot Cleanup


Millions of pounds-worth of damage have been inflicted on the city, with destruction and looting in all points of the compass (map). Nearly all London communities have been affected in some way. The law-abiding majority need to reclaim the streets, and that begins by tidying up. We must all become Wombles.

The tools of communication which helped the rioters organise can also be turned towards remedy. A Twitter account and website have already been set up. Follow @riotcleanup (and the #riotcleanup hashtag). The account already has over 12,000 followers and is gaining momentum. The full and developing list of cleanup sites can be found here. But, basically, if your high street's been hit, just head out and see what you can do.

UPDATE: A new hashtag, #riotwombles, has emerged for anyone helping with cleanup.

If you have information for the police, you're encouraged to phone the new 101 number rather than 999, unless it's a true emergency.

M@

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Servius7

Calling all decent people to clean up?  This will give a clear message we are united and do not approve?  WHAT A COMPLETE JOKE!  YES CLEAN UP OF COURSE CLEAN UP.  BUT DO NOT IN ANY WAY THINK THAT THESE LOOTING MORONS WILL THINK TO THEMSELVES.  DUH WE HAVE BEEN VERY NAUGHTY AND SHOULD STOP IT AND SAY SORRY AND HEH MAYBE WE SHOULD PUT THE STUFF BACK.  Typical do gooders, you are the reason why these scumbag looters act this way.  They have no discipliine in their lives, they are not accountable in a way that would make them think.  There is no moral training in their lives.  CALL IN THE ARMY AND SHOOT TO MAIM, DEAD DO NOT SCREAM.  DO AS THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT DOES IN RIOT SITUATIONS; GET THE TELEPHONE COMPANIES TO SWITCH OFF THERE SIGNAL BOOSTERS SO ORGANISED TEXT MESSAGES DO NOT WORK.  CLEAN UP YES BUT YOU ALL SHOULD BE CLEANING UP THE RUBBISH IN HUMAN SOCIETY AND BURN THEM.  DECENT CITIZENS ARM YOURSELVES THEY ARE ANIMALS AND SHOULD BE TREAT LIKE ANIMALS.  AGE IS NO CONCERN TO THEM, SHOW THEM AGE IS NO CONCERN TO US.  BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT.

But of course you will not do this, you will just stay frightened and this society will crumble.  As for me let them come and I will protect my family and my property.  And in doing so, blood will run. 

Servius7

I have just come from the City this morning.  What do you suggest we do?  Have a meeting.  Tell this to the shop owners who have lost their livelyhood.  Tell this to the families who are homeless.  In countries where serious punishment is met out i.e. Saudi (and yes I have work and lived there); the shops have no alarms or shutters.  You are an example of why this society is crumbling.  I accept the responsibility of my words.  Have you ever seem an innocent person burnt to death.  The do gooders say the death sentence does not stop Murder, but heh it stops that particular Murderer or Looter from murdering and looting again.  These scumbags no matter what their age need to see we as a society will take measures that ensure our future security and safety (no of them) but us.  And yes I accept that I am included in the responsibility of what is happening.  I too am part of this society that has not pressured the government to bring in harsh laws for harsh crimes.  But now I will pressure and I will encourage others to do so.

What are you doing apart from insulting?

Lemonpie101

Its our local friends and family how had their lives destroyed by thugs, at least we can do is help clear the mess, its not like the government are going to help. and last night there was more local people out protecting  our local shops etc then there was police, in Bethnal Green (just below hackney, there was no police at all) fair enough its was bad here, but that'll be because the men were out in force and didn't let it get out of hand. they did more than any of the police on Sky/BBC news. 

If you wasn't here then how can you say what happened?

Why wasn't the government having their meeting last night? or two days ago?  

Oh and no one got hurt here/nothing got smashed or burnt, I think its because those thugs saw we were united against them.

Mickey

How can you say that these people deserve to be killed? Do you value human life that little? You don't make me angry, you make me feel sorry for you.

Atthecircus2000

Follow @RiotWombles on Twitter to help with the #riotcleanup #riotwombles

Isa

I think you are forgetting that the majority of the rioters are children. Killing isn't an option, regardless of how much testosterone is fueling you...

Will

In the last 2 hours, riotcleanup have gone from 12k to 34.5k followers. Let's get it to 7.5 million.

Attiq

The looters must be brought to justice and given the degree of their involvement be removed from society for years. Let them rot in prison till they're too frail to lift another bat through a window!

Georgejanine

this country is a joke why does it take nearly a week before the police seem to get a hold, why in northen ireland can they use water cannon but not on the mainland, why are the leaders of this country on holiday at the same time when even where i work we cant take leave all at once.
the have put 16,000 officer on the streets of london four day to late so if they the people in power cant deal with this then they should step down.