Apple Store Liverpool ONE Empty Ahead of Unrest [Updated]

Tuesday August 9, 2011 11:09 AM PDT by Jordan Golson


The Apple Store Liverpool ONE has emptied its front-of-house of all products ahead of possible rioting in Liverpool, UK as the country faces its fourth night of unrest.

Update: We have unconfirmed reports that Apple Store Meadowhall in Sheffield and Apple Store Cabot Circus in Bristol have been cleared of stock as well.

Update: Rioters have attempted to break into the Arndale shopping center in Manchester city centre, home of the Apple Store Arndale.

Update: BBC News interviewed a shaken-sounding Glen Barkworth, general manager of the Arndale Centre in Manchester who confirmed that rioters have breached the facility.

The BBC also interviewed Tim Whalley, general manager of the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, home to Apple Store Bullring. He said that two entrances at the facility had been smashed, but no looters were in the centre. He said Bullring had hired four dog handlers with four large dogs and that had helped keep rioters at bay.

The Regent Street store closed early, but left product on display.

Last night, Metropolitan Police were out in force in Oxford Circus and Regent Street, including parked in front of the flagship Apple Store there. The vans weren't specifically protecting the Apple Store, but it is a significant business and commercial area.

English cities are tonight facing rioting and looting for the fourth 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.

Thanks to @anfieldtoffee for the photo. @Syntax_86 has another picture of the store.

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113 months ago

Something on this scale would never happen in America because U.S. citizens have the right to bare arms and protect their homes and livelihoods.


That is a ridiculous statement to make. It really is. In the UK sure we don't have the right to own gun. This is down to some kind of deep root issue where guns would not have stopped this. The UK has issues and so does the US so don't dare think that just because you feel its ok to have guns this would not happen in the US. Imagine how much worse it would be if guns we aloud.

Personally from someone that works in a secondary school I would be using the CCTV, going to the school, getting the teens ID'd and prosecuting the parents as well as the teens.
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113 months ago

Something on this scale would never happen in America because U.S. citizens have the right to bare arms and protect their homes and livelihoods.


Yes, a major city filled with angry people armed with guns sounds much safer.
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113 months ago

Something on this scale would never happen in America because U.S. citizens have the right to bare arms and protect their homes and livelihoods.


You're kidding, right? Just a little sarcastic jest, no? :rolleyes:

Also, why would anyone be afraid of naked arms? :confused:
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113 months ago
Fill up the store with Acer netbooks running XP.....that might teach the rioters a lesson :D
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113 months ago

The US population is also roughly 5 times that of the UK. I'm just sayin'.


Actually 'homicide rate' usually means murders per 1000 members of the population so it has nothing to do with population.
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113 months ago



In the UK, you could be prosecuted for hurting an intruder to your own home. With or without a gun..

Don't fall for "Daily Mail" type stories. You can "hurt" intruders in your home in self-defence. In fact if someone had a gun in your home you could probably kill them and get away with it without much issue.


See, I'm free. Your not. There is a reason for that.

You can't be serious? Homicide rate in the US is 4 times UK. Enjoy your "freedom".
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