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Video: there is no 'us' over here

A spontaneous street debate about the London riots.

ourKingdom editors
13 August 2011

This video depicts a spontaneous London street debate about the riots that gripped the city last week. The producers, FlipLifeTV, explain:

This began when we started filming [a man called] Swiss in Clapham [south London] to hear his views on the riots that have been happening in the UK. We ended up in a debate with members of the community that raised many issues that the media are currently failing to portray. It went on for quite a long time and we actually filmed until our battery died but please take the time to watch this video and take on board the important issues that are discussed...

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