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11 PM Tuesday BST – Sikhs are being arrested by the police for carrying exposed ‘Sri Sahibs’. Arrests have been made in Handsworth.
LONDON—There have been reports of continued riots, including attacks on Sikhs and Gurdwaras. Our correspondents in London are keeping a close eye on recent activities in several cities where rioters have attacked Gurdwaras, along with some mosques and temples. According to recently intercepted information, attackers are aiming at the Broadway area of Southall, which means the Park Ave. Gurdwara may come under attack from the hooligans.
The following message is being spread to instigate attacks in Southall: “All my popeye Acton Northolt Greenford Ruislip Hayes West Drayton Slough Southall Gurnell Cowgate Marnham Hammresmith Harlseden and Wembly niggas that linked up today Roll thru tomoro at 6pm sharp in Southall broadway hit up the jewellers!”
Urgent benti to sangat: Please advise all your female relatives and friends NOT to venture out wearing gold jewelry. There have been several cases in the Midlands where opportunist hooligans have attempted to capitalize on rocketing gold prices by robbing Punjabi ladies of their necklaces and bangles.
Updates in pictures –
Fire can be seen ignited near Gurdwara Nanaksar, Capehill, Birmingham
Sangat outside Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Park Ave., Southall, London More pictures –
LONDON—Recent riots that started in Tottenham are now spreading around the UK with reports of Gurdwaras being attacked in London. Groups of Sikhs have started gathering around the East London and Ilford Gurdwaras to provide protection as there have been elements of mob disorder in East Ham, Ilford and Romford. There are confirmed reports of Gurdwara Singh Sabha Barking being attacked earlier today by bricks and other materials. The Police intervened straight away in the incident with the mob quickly moved on by the Police. There are now groups of Singhs gathering around the following Gurdwaras to provide security: Gurdwara Dasmesh Darbar Manor Park, Gurdwara Karamsar Ilford, Gurdwara Singh Sabha Barking, Gurdwara Singh Sabha Seven Kings and Mata Sahib Kaur Academy Newbury Park as well as other Gurdwaras in affected areas. Sikh24 has also intercepted tweets from sangat in Birmingham asking them to come and protect Dashmesh Sikh Temple in the Lozells area.