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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:25 PM

Margaret Thatcher's death greeted with street parties in Brixton and Glasgow


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/08/margaret-thatcher-death-party-brixton-glasgow

Several hundred people gathered in south London on Monday evening to celebrate Margaret Thatcher's death with cans of beer, pints of milk and an impromptu street disco playing the soundtrack to her years in power.

Young and old descended on Brixton, a suburb which weathered two outbreaks of rioting during the Thatcher years. Many expressed jubilation that the leader they loved to hate was no more; others spoke of frustration that her legacy lived on.

To cheers of "Maggie Maggie Maggie, dead dead dead," posters of Thatcher were held aloft as reggae basslines pounded.

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Reply Margaret Thatcher's death greeted with street parties in Brixton and Glasgow (Original post)
sibelian Apr 2013 OP
devilgrrl Apr 2013 #1
Gregorian Apr 2013 #2
Beaverhausen Apr 2013 #6
Cali_Democrat Apr 2013 #7
Earth_First Apr 2013 #3
Comrade Grumpy Apr 2013 #4
virgogal Apr 2013 #5
HipChick Apr 2013 #12
virgogal Apr 2013 #14
Raine Apr 2013 #8
LeftofObama Apr 2013 #9
devilgrrl Apr 2013 #10
Skittles Apr 2013 #11
HughBeaumont Apr 2013 #17
Skittles Apr 2013 #19
Adenoid_Hynkel Apr 2013 #13
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2013 #15
1-Old-Man Apr 2013 #16
ocpagu Apr 2013 #18

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:37 PM

2. After years of checking this site, today was the day-

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:44 PM

6. LOL!!!

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:46 PM

7. ...

 

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:41 PM

3. ...while President Obama eulogizes her as being "a great champion of freedon..."

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:42 PM

4. I'm going with Brixton over Obama on this one.

 

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:42 PM

5. Brixton is very high crime------hope these celebrants stay safe.

 

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Response to virgogal (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:09 PM

12. When was the last time you were in Brixton?

Compared to the Bronx, it is very safe..

There are block parties going on there tonight..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:42 PM

14. About 10 years ago---have just driven through The Bronx in that period.

 

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:46 PM

8. I have to wonder why anyone would be satisfied to live the kind of life

where so many people celebrate your death. Was it worth it to end up so hated except by your fellow partners in crime. It wouldn't be worth it to me.

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Response to Raine (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 05:57 PM

9. Like minds!

I've often wondered how someone can live a cruel and heartless existence and have no shame about it. What could they possibly be thinking? I like to think no one will be dancing in the street when I finally pass on.

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:08 PM

11. I'm reading a book about sociopaths now

estimate is that 4 in 100 people are sociopaths - pretty chilling statistic

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Response to Skittles (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 08:08 AM

17. And somehow, THESE are the people that get all the money and power.

Not compassionate people with a soul . . . but regressive, selfish, profit-batshit and counterproductive fuckers that set us back decades.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 04:43 PM

19. for the most part, true

they are also the mean bosses and asshole coworkers / neighbors

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:10 PM

13. footage from London:

 

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 07:19 AM

15. Margaret Thatcher demo police officers injured in Bristol

Seven police officers were injured when violence flared at a gathering in Bristol to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher.
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He said he saw police officers trying to negotiate with some of the party-goers but they were "getting jostled and they retreated pretty quickly".

A police spokesman said the protesters refused to leave peacefully and bottles and cans were thrown at officers.
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"They had set fire to bins and had loud music playing and were being generally quite unruly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22077072

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 07:57 AM

16. We had cake and ice-cream last night too.

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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 12:05 PM

18. Some pictures

 









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By, Maggie, and don't you dare coming back this time.

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