Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
Even though, I think there is a larger agenda to the riots in England, it could be they are just a continuation of a long tradition .
The video clip is from an episode of the BBC comedy series Bottom, titled “Carnival” made in 1995, where Eddie Hitler and Richard Richard observe the annual Hammersmith riot . Below that is a quote from Riots, Risings and Revolutions by Ian Gilmour . There’s nothing new under the sun .
From Riots, Risings and Revolutions :
In the eighteenth century, Englishmen (and Englishwomen) rioted against turnpikes, enclosures and high food prices, against Roman Catholics, the Irish and the Dissenters, against the naturalisation of the Jews, the impeachment of politicians, press gangs, crimp houses and the Militia Act, against theatre prices, foreign actors, pimps, bawdy houses ….