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DAVID CAMERON: No culture of fear on UK’s streets – AP

August 11, 2011

Cameron: No culture of fear on UK’s streets

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press – 3 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Thursday there would be no “culture of fear” on Britain’s streets, as police raided houses to round up more suspects from four days of rioting and looting in London and other English cities.

Cameron told lawmakers that the government was “acting decisively” to restore order after riots, which shocked the country — and the world.

“We will not allow a culture of fear to exist on our streets,” Cameron said. “We will not let a violent few beat us.”

Lawmakers were summoned back from their summer vacations for an emergency session on the riots as government and police worked to regain control, both on the streets and in the court of public opinion. Calm prevailed in London overnight, with a highly visible police presence watching over the capital.

Cameron promised tough measures to stop further violence and said “nothing should be off the table,” including water cannons and plastic bullets.

via The Associated Press: Cameron: No culture of fear on UK’s streets.

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One Comment
  1. August 11, 2011 9:42 AM

    Yeah, right! Meanwhile, they’re burning down the house.

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