Friday 12th August almost one week after the tragic riots took place, Graft&Glamour took a visit to Tottenham high street where the first riot erupted. We spent some time to hear the views and opinions by those affected in the area. Watch our YouTube video and listen to our audio interviews to hear, the thoughts and the solutions from those affected.
29 year old Retail Manager Channelle and 23rd year old Fashion/Marketing student Charissa analysed that “in every recession there is always a riot” click the link below to hear how they’ve been affected by the recent events.
18 female speaker We spoke with an 18 year old female student who knew Mark Duggan quite well and she shared her insight to the situation.
Male speaker A Tottenham resident who asked to remain anonymous analysed that the riots was beyond a racial issue, listen to what he had to say.
Graft&Glamour do not condone the riots and the greed and sick opportunism of the mindless few. However, we cannot deny the social context that led to the riots. The cuts to social provisions; including youth services, high unemployment, rising poverty, as well as the government and the public’s resentment of the poor, who have been stigtimised and criminalised. Which has legitimised the systematic assault on the poor – who are among the most vulnerable people within our society culminated in the riots.