This year has been a unique year for me and a lot of people. So many things happened since the beginning of the year. I am talking about wordly issues such as the Arab spring... We have people in the streets fighting for their freedom peacefully, people fighting starvation, for basic right, jobs etc. But here in the UK it’s a different story. UK Riots
Mark Duggan, black young man from London was shot by the police for unknown reasons up to now. Some say because he was carrying a gun and another reason because he tried to shoot the police before he was shot dead though the latest reports show otherwise. Up to now we don’t know the complete story. This poor man was shot yes, but why? All we know is that the police officers are not allowed to shoot unless they fear there is a life threat to them. I am wondering why Mark Duggan was holding a gun in the first place that is if he was really holding a gun. I honestly don’t know but some have said that his cousin was killed and out of fear he carried a gun to protect himself... Whatever the reasons are or why this poor man was shot, this is not my focus in this post.
My focus is what on earth is going on in the UK? Did the Black community in London really go out to simply damage, steal, fight etc because of Mark Duggan? No this can’t be. I am sure the black community is wise enough not to do that. I know that if wanted to do something about it they would do it the way Martin Luther king did, the one who fighted for the rights of the blacks peacefully. Though it’s said that’s how It started then some youth started going mad. Let me share this
quote by Martin Luther King about Riot.
"It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight & condemnWhat’s happening is not blacks issue and neither it is about Mark Duggan. These are just a bunch of youth with no brains! Who are copying each other all over the country? I am abousolutly sickened by these behaviours and really angry about it. I am trying to understand why these youth are doing this, what’s their purpose? I reasoned with myself and I came to think, it might be because of the country’s cuts down, or because people don’t have jobs. But the latest reports say that most of these youths are undergraduates, some have jobs and some are still students. So why are these youths destroying their own country. Is it greed or what?
riots... a riot is the language of the unheard." Martin Luther King
I honestly just hope that this doesn’t turn to be a racism issue against the Blacks. Because a lot of people, white and black are involved in this. Take the human colour out of this.
Note: news about the UK Riots are updated very fast, this could be old news by now especially about Mark Duggan.