Very sorry to hear about the shop (and your car) f1paddocks and I hope Ajokays police friends (and the rest of the force) get through this without any more serious injuries.
I must say, looking in from the outside it was pretty worrying. I think that had the British GP been planned in these weeks it would have had to be postponed, if only for the logistics and amount of police force needed to make those work.
Following this on twitter and the news, I was supprised by how many people called for tanks and shooting these looters, as if that would work. Its understandable you feel angry, but that is almost just as stupid as what the looters are doing.
Good to see the police are making quick work of arresting many, and I find it encouraging that the same twitter and blackberry and FB are used to help find culprits, just as they were used by them to “organise” theft and arson.
The best reaction for me were the initiatives to go out with brooms and clean up the mess. That is a great show of solidarity and positive reaction. I hope at least some of the people involved in the destruction feel ashamed of themselves.