the interesting thing is going to be what becomes of these events.
will society just brush it off as a a bunch of youths **** **** up for fun, with a quick note on the political beginning?
or will they look a bit deeper and think about the causes of this behaviour? will they realise that the current situation in England isn't sustainable?
I've talked about the situation to quite a few people today, and most of them seem to only recognise the mindless destruction. there is a bit of work to be done to change the story into what it should, and needs to be.
one of the aljazeers articles HandsomeSandwich linked seemed to be on this point, but unfortunately they are not very wide reaching (as I said, unfortunate. they seem to be the pinnacle (or close to it anyway) of actual journalism these days).