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Not the Brixton Riots, just some riots in Brixton

By Alex Christofi  

This week rioters have turned on their own communities-but does any riot consist entirely of like-minded activists?

I wandered back from my friend’s house at around 8pm on Sunday, through Brixton town centre, where people were still milling about on the streets and packing away equipment from the annual Splash festival, which celebrates the community’s diversity. I got a Chinese takeaway, went home, ate it, and if I owned pyjamas, this is the point at which I would have put them on. It was also at this point that a police helicopter searchlight flickered briefly…

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