On London: Rioting in Media Context


ITV Reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?
Young Londoner: You wouldn’t be talking to me now if we didn’t riot, would you?
ITV Reporter: …
Young Londoner: Two months ago we marched to Scotland Yard, more than 2,000 of us, all blacks, and it was peaceful and calm and you know what? Not a word in the press. Last night a bit of rioting and looting and look around you.

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I’ve been trying to understand the why part of the riots, with this conversation, I’m starting to.