London Police release riot safety guide
As riots and looting continue throughout the U.K., police in London have released a safety guide for city residents.
The police stress they have a plan to keep residents safe - including about 16,000 officers on the streets, according to the release - but remind people to be alert and map out travel routes to make sure they avoid affected areas.
Updates can be found on the Metropolitan Police force's Twitter feed.
Apologies to those of you who have already read this multiple times, but I feel the need to stress (again) the importance of having an emergency kit or enough food and water in your apartment to last at least 72 hours.
I completely support the need for, and the right to, protest in groups but will never understand what prompts a person to try to burn their city down, or steal from the injured.
At least if you have food and water you can stay indoors until the worst of the group are arrested or (in a perfect world) are struck to the ground by some kind of horrific gastrointestinal disorder after stealing someone’s food.