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Manchester Riot 2011 Live Blog.

22.15

Still from a video here of rioters on Oldham Street. Anyone that riots on Oldham Street is an absolute traitor to Manchester.

21.48

Press links: Guardian – “UK riots: police get tough as lockdown sets in“.

21.45

Press links: Mirror “Manchester riots: ‘2,000’ thugs rampage through city centre“.

21.43

Press links: Independant “Riots spread north as London cools

21.39

Live pictures from Manchester city centre opposite Dawson’s Music shop.

21.37

BBC News talking about rioters breaking into the Arndale.

21.33

BBC News report that rioters even broke into Oxfam.

21.25

CheSha reporting he can smell burning in the Northern Quarter.

21.22

Witness on Key 103, police “rugby tackling” people to the ground after Footlocker broken into.

21.19

Listening to Key 103 online, witness reports a mugging and youths with masks.

21.19

Video: Looting on Market Street http://t.co/Zdju4mw

21.13

Video from @CheSha on the way.

20.58

Updates on Manchester Confidential here.

20.47

According to BBC witness there a riot leaders, shouting orders to the rioters for them to move on.

Problems still in Picadilly gardens.

20.45

Police at the top of Oldham St from the Oldham St web cam.

20.42

Oldham street a warzone @CheSha.

20.41

Came face to face with a looter guy, had two hoodies. Big whoop. Two hoodies.

Guy on front desk was okay.

20.31

Checked on the wife. She’s fine. Going to go downstairs and make sure the front desk is okay.

20.27

Rioting Lidl Manchester. Stay classy.

20.23

Arrests in swarovski @CheSha. Smashed windows at American Apparel.

20.15

The Manchester riot planking photo is really taking off. At least there was one small thing to be amused by from the whole thing.

Riot planking

20.09

Eye witness from fire from Miss Selfridge on BBC. Many shops have had windows smashed.

20.06

BBC News, Hazel Blears talking about copycat behaviour.

20.03

Tweet from @CheSha “All mobile phone spots on st anns sq looted”

20.00

Tweet from the BBC: “Riot police chase large groups of youths wearing ski masks & hoods as they rampage through central http://bbc.in/rh9y4e

19.59

BBC News reporter: man arrested from inciting riots on Facebook.

19.57

BBC News reporter giving a summary of events in Manchester.

19.54

BBC News: pictures from Salford of something on fire.

19.52

BBC News: witness describes earlier Market Street attack, having seen “Petrol bombs”. Current disturbances. “Police running with batons”.

19.49

Britannia Hotel downstairs bar broken into.

19.47

Diesel Store.

19.46

Disturbances on King St @CheSha

19.41

Live pictures of burning car in Salford.

19.40

BBC news witness: “two thousand people”.

19.39

BBC news witness: “running street battles”.

19.38

Manchester riots on BBC news, “100s of youths running down the street”.

19.37

The MEN website seems to be down.

19.35

Police have organised riot lines along Market St after a fire at Miss Selfridges and smashed windows.

Pictures:

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http://yfrog.com/gzbj9nhj

19.32

There doesn’t seem to be any decent news hub for the Manchester City Centre riot so I thought I would collate everything from Twitter/news.

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