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Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

Is the "Uprising" in London similar to those that happened in Egypt and the Middle east? Can we even call it an uprising? If it has happened in London and the UK, isn't it possible anywhere now?....Should all the governments use harsh measures to quell this??

I almost fill that the "world will end in 2012", if it ever happens, will probably be linked to some sort of massive protest, rather than terrorism nuclear war etc....

Check out what reuters has to say about this.!!!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...77901H20110810
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

Doesn't look much like an "uprising" to me, more like football hooligans ...
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

Maybe I'm wrong but I was led to believe that the other riots actually had a point......
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

no, the point of these riots is to try and get a free toaster or something
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

NO - not much to loot in the other cases.

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no, the point of these riots is to try and get a free toaster or something
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

No, we can't compare thoe protests to London riots!
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

I'm sorry, but the London riots are NOT comparable to those in Egypt.

From what I understand, the tension in London is driven by racial and economic oppression that dates back to the mid 1980's.... A gangster shoots a cop, he gets killed (obviously) and all hell breaks loose.... The result is more senseless violence and crime - there is no goal.

Egyptian youths rose up against an oppressive government to overthrow it and try to create a better future for themselves and the many generations to come.



Other than a new 'stolen' plasma TV, what do the youth of Totenham hope to achieve by this?
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

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No, we can't compare thoe protests to London riots!
you can.. but youll soon realise they are completely differnet
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

Actually there is a common denominator: When a large number of young people doesn't see a future, violence is a likely outcome.
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

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Actually there is a common denominator: When a large number of young people doesn't see a future, violence is a likely outcome.
Except that 'young people' isn't the common denominator.
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

Unless the pictures are photo shopped - In both cases the vast majority of "DemonstRioters" young. young men actually.
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

The Egyptian uprising was against a 30 year dictatorship, 30 years of a whole country oppressed by Mubarak and his party. The demonstrations were started by the youth and ended up with the whole country taking part, young, old, poor, rich. The demos were peaceful until the government officials opened up the prisons and let the criminals out on to the streets, this was deliberate move to cause chaos to the country .....im Egyptian and British ....im very proud of what happened in Egypt and disgusted by what happened in London over the past few days.
No comparison.

Solution, send anyone caught to Afghanistan....lets see how they act there ....
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no, the point of these riots is to try and get a free toaster or something
Everyone knows that's not how you get a free toaster.... sheeesh!
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Is the "Uprising" in London similar to those that happened in Egypt and the Middle east? Can we even call it an uprising? If it has happened in London and the UK, isn't it possible anywhere now?....Should all the governments use harsh measures to quell this??
I think they're somewhat different:
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Is the "Uprising" in London similar to those that happened in Egypt and the Middle east? Can we even call it an uprising? If it has happened in London and the UK, isn't it possible anywhere now?....Should all the governments use harsh measures to quell this??
It's definitely NOT the same, but i think it pointed a serious problem in the British society which can trigger an uprising in the near future...just my thoughts
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Re: Are the London riots comparable to those in Egypt and the Middle East?

The Youth of the Middle East rise up for basic freedoms. The Youth of London rise up for a HD ready 42" Plasma TV
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