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London Police Vans Parked Outside Apple Store Regent Street


Metropolitan Police have multiple police vans parked in Oxford Circus, including three parked directly in front of the Apple Store flagship on Regent Street. The picture above was posted to Twitter by @Joe, a venture capitalist with m8 Capital in London.

Update: Reports on Twitter that the Bullring shopping center in Birmingham has been breached. There is an Apple Store in the Bullring complex, but there are no confirmed reports that the store has been broken into. The Bullring closed early on Monday evening due to the situation in Birmingham.

Update: The Bullring shopping center closed early again on Tuesday, shutting stores at 5PM. There are no indications of vandalism to the Apple Store in the complex, though there were significant disturbances in the area around Bullring last night.

Update: The Apple Store Liverpool ONE was emptied of all product Tuesday evening ahead of possible unrest in Liverpool.

Londoners are facing rioting and looting for the third night in a row. The BBC has extensive coverage of the events.

Any UK readers with pictures, video, or other information, please get in touch via Twitter, email, or the comments on this post.



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99 months ago
As long as the Apple store is safe!
Rating: 27 Votes
99 months ago
what cruel world have to come to? People hurting the Apple Store?!
Rating: 25 Votes
99 months ago
We should get a real Lion in every apple store to guard it! :) :apple: :p
Rating: 25 Votes
99 months ago
Having lived in London, around the area, the location of the Apple Store is a strategic location for officer manager and riot management. It's unlikely that they are specifically guarding the Apple Store.
Rating: 22 Votes
99 months ago
Dont get me wrong I am a complete Apple fan BUT Im sick of people worrying about the Apple Store. In all seriousness you are worrying about one store, owned by a company which currently has more cash that the US. Fixing the Apple store in London would be pocket change for Apple. SO Forget the Apple Store... Seriously!

Be more worried about the lives of residents, livelihood of small business owners and the masses of people who have lost their homes. Many of these people will not have the money to put it right unlike the huge corportations.
Rating: 17 Votes
99 months ago
yeah it's pretty mad here right now. Just went to my local corner shop for some milk and it was on fire!

To quickly answer peoples questions. . . . it is meaningless violence and theft being conducted mostly by the young (All races, mostly poorer people) it is sparking up all over the city simply because, with the police stretched so thin, they can get away with it. It initiated 3 days ago with a more peaceful protest regarding a police shooting of a young man. The protest was basically hijacked by groups of violent youths. The riots, or rather theft and fire starting, that continue today have no relation to the shooting.

It is a sad evening to be a Londoner.
Rating: 16 Votes
99 months ago

So the poor riot because there's no money for them, and what are the police protecting? The flagship store of a company with cash reserves of over 75 billion dollars. Capitalism.


This isn't a protest, it's criminality - violence and theft.

How many jobs has that 75 billion dollar company created globally?
Rating: 13 Votes
99 months ago
eBay will be in meltdown with listings for iPhones, iPods and MacBooks described as 'unwanted gifts' ;)
Rating: 13 Votes
99 months ago
Hope they catch all these little assheads running around causing this. I mean they're literally rioting for the hell of it.
Rating: 13 Votes
99 months ago

You also don't believe in protecting your family from rape and death from these thugs.
Hope your not a parent.


Excuse me?

Please detail where I said this. Things may be different in the US, where everyone owns a firearm, but over here I don't need to kill someone in order to protect family or property.
Rating: 13 Votes

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