Grenfell Tower effigy video leads to arrests

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London's Metropolitan Police have arrested five men under the U.K.'s Public Order Act in connection with a model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire.


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Burn an actual tower 0 arrests, burn a paper tower 5 arrests... something is wrong here

Author — john sangers

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This news goes worldwide but the murder of 5 young men in just as many days hardly gets a mention

Author — andrew White

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So instead of dealing with whoever burned the actual tower... You arrest 5 random people being tasteless? Priorities at all?

Author — Prismarine

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Guilty of "bad taste" on a night where the entire country was celebrating the hanging, drawing and quartering of Guy Fawkes and his three co-conspirators  – Thomas Wintour, Ambrose Rookwood, and Robert Keyes.
A night where it's actually a tradition to burn an effigy of Fawkes on the bonfire.
You couldn't make it up.

Author — baldieman64

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They should have stuck to tradition and just burned effigies of Catholics. Somehow nobody considers that to be a hate crime.

Author — The Butler Did It

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Call the thought police, woo, wooo we got some wrong think over here

Author — If people understood Youd be Over in a Day

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I don't like it but I will defend the right to offend whomever you
please and say whatever you like in the privacy of your own home...
Only yesterday I was saying extremely offensive stuff about channel 4...

Author — Marc Goodman

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The people guilty of the real fire will get of Scott free . That because they have MONEY and POWER

Author — TheOffroader7458

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Really sick and gross humour...But arrested? Those who support this 'big State agenda' you will soon come to regret it, you really will! Try getting fiilled with the same level of outrage for the murder capital city of London.

Author — Michael Fereday

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This is terrifying. Dark humor has always been part of British culture, yet now you can be arrested! 1984 has come true.

Author — Mr Fox

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while people are getting stabbed left right and centre in london and elite pedophile groups reign supreme and the media decides to focus on this my issue isn't with people getting offended it's with the media manipulating and working people into a frenzy over something distasteful, crude, poorly executed but yet not a crime.

Author — Rhys Pitman

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Right so you get arrested for burning an effigy of a building but not for burning an effigy of a politician (Boris)???

Author — Britbong

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An absolute waste of time and police resources! The police need to focus on dealing with and preventing serious crime, not this nonsense that actually is NOT illegal - although in abysmal taste!

Author — Margo Hr

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Very distasteful and sick but i think it is a disgrace that the thought Police are getting involved.

Author — pet me

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Omg, yeh it wasnt a very nice thing to do but get a grip people . Have the police nothing better to do than investigate trivial matters like these . Totally agree with other people when they say they need to look at the actual cause of it ( the cladding) and blame the people who let that happen .

Author — dave pritchard

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No wonder the police havent got time to arrest real criminals (moped raiders or burglars

Author — ToonandBBfan

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The western world is just ripe for an authoritarian regime. Sad times ahead my friends.

Author — Vault-Tec Rep

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Ok vile and all but what crime have they committed to be arrested seriously. Being tasteless is not a crime.

Author — Cuz I'm Black?

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People just need to lighten up a bit pardon the pun. Its just a few people enjoying bonfire night having a laugh.

Author — Delroy Grant

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1 murder and 5 stabbings on the streets of London that night. A great way to waist police resorces.
Poor taste maybe but they should not have been charged.

Author — Ron Mac95