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Notting Hill carnival ends in riots every year, I suppose we should be thankful nobody was shot or stabbed this year

Video: Mob runs amok at Notting Hill Carnival - Times Online

Why do the taxpayers have to be burdened with the expense of this year in year out ?
 
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Because if they cancelled it, there would undoubtedly be a riot...oh...
 
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Because if they cancelled it, there would undoubtedly be a riot...oh...
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'Tis a sad statistic that the arrest figs have been steadily rising over the past few years. However, I would counter that with the fact that this is a far cry from the riots back in the mid 70s'. There has also been recent heavy Police crackdown which could also explain the increases.

For a carnival of ~ 1 Million people in a city like London, it really isn't so bad, when you compare it to the time, effort and money policing our football crowds up and down the country, or the drink fuelled, disrespectful p!$$heads every weekend in our city centres.

Ray - there are far, far bigger fish to fry than this.
It's a fantastic event - one which I'd feel happy taking my bambinos to. Only beaten by Brazil in terms of number of attenddes, colour and.......weather

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Lets have an Alfa meet there !!
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Ray - there are far, far bigger fish to fry than this.
It's a fantastic event - one which I'd feel happy taking my bambinos to. Only beaten by Brazil in terms of number of attenddes, colour and.......weather
In terms of news coverage the violence and rioting at (or during or after) the Carnival seems to warrant less coverage than your average football game, but I would imagine that is politically motivated , I have a friend who lives in that general area who has described the scenes as "like living in a war zone", next year I may visit the carnival myself just to experience the rio....I mean atmosphere And who knows the £6 million spent just policing the event may be worth it
 
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Same at any other big event. Apart from that
anywhere else in the world the trouble only
gets local coverage. But London news is deemed
national news in the UK.

(Mardi Gras in New Orleans and New Year in 'Vegas
have bad local reps but you never hear about the trouble
unless you are there at the time or see it on the local news. )
 
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(Mardi Gras in New Orleans and New Year in 'Vegas
have bad local reps but you never hear about the trouble
unless you are there at the time or see it on the local news. )
Or watch police camera action
 
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Or watch police camera action
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