Two shots of Walthamstow High Street earlier this morning, following overnight looting which spread through parts of northeast London including Walthamstow and Enfield, some 24 hours after riots in nearby Tottenham. Strangely quiet after the endless sirens last night, and most residents who are out and about seem genuinely shocked, describing the people who did this to their High Street as ‘stupid’, ‘idiots’, ‘bastards’. Damage to/theft from BHS, Barclays, Blue Inc, Co-op among other places, 50ish arrests made. Please don’t anyone say this (Walthamstow) had anything to do with protest or politics.
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