In England we get regular coverage of happenings in the US so I don’t generally feel like I’m that far away. When the riots started getting bad people in London were freaking out. I was checking news sites here and following Twitter and it was all over the place. Buildings, cars and buses are burning in several areas of the city, and shops are being looted in too many places to count. One of my friends was attacked and mugged (he’s OK) and some people had to leave work early to get home. It’s been an awful night in London.
I posted a Facebook status about the riots and several of my American friends had no clue. I couldn’t believe it. I feel so connected to the US, yet everyone I talked to had no idea I was in a city with riots erupting all around. I kept checking major US news sites and they either didn’t have any mention of it or it was a small headline buried under news of the debt crisis.
It was a weird feeling being a part of something huge that my whole country knew nothing about.
Check the Guardian for more news.