I must be some kind of a riot magnet. I’m in London for these, just like I was in the middle of the Uncut riots months ago in London, as well as the most recent round of fun in Paris.
People seem to be taking these a lot more seriously, all of a sudden. Within the last couple of hours, lots of shops are starting to close in central London, and a number of workplaces are sending people home early. The headline on the Telegraph website is now “Police flood street of London as city shuts down.” Hopefully, the political leadership is now back from vacation and will get a grip. We’ll see.