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C. Flower
23-04-2011, 08:51 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-raid-over-petrol-bomb-plot-sparks-tesco-riots-2273727.html

Under the "Only in Britain" heading, really.

Police invade a distinctive area of Bristol, with a strong local community with pride in their "regeneration" and small local shops, it is a sunny day, there is outdoor drinking and all hell breaks loose into a major battle. The newly opened unwanted Tesco store is gutted and closed.

mutley
23-04-2011, 09:13 AM
If the Tesco store reopens, then locals should boycott it, the anti tesco brigade have plenty of time to start a campaign to get support for it, The police heavy handed techniques, would work in their favour

PaddyJoe
30-04-2011, 12:47 AM
More 'skirmishes' in Bristol.

Some 20 people have been arrested after a demonstration in a city centre turned violent leaving police and protesters injured.
The disturbances in the early hours came just six days after a riot in the same area of Bristol.
Running skirmishes spilled out from the Stokes Croft area towards the Cabot Circus shopping centre.
Police said around 400 people were involved and saw rioters breaking down residential walls and removing roof tiles to use as missiles. They also lit fires, set up barricades in the road and daubed graffiti throughout the area.
Avon and Somerset Police said several officers suffered head, neck, back and leg injuries, and required hospital treatment after being pelted with bottles, rocks and other missiles.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9621769

Andrew_t
04-06-2011, 06:05 PM
If the Tesco store reopens, then locals should boycott it

No problem if they want to. The problem is the people who want to force them to by destroying it.

No boycott is of the slightest moral value if it is forced upon the boycotter by neighbours, the government, the council, the union, or vandals, whatever their alleged motive. A true boycott is (1) an uncoerced individual choice which (2) causes some personal loss to the boycotter. It may be having to pay more or travel further for what you want, or going without it for some or all of the year; but there must be something.