Thursday, October 27, 2005

Birmingham Riots (3)

BlackBritain suggests that the Birmingham riots have an economic element that peace marches will not resolve.

"[Councillor Aziz] said the situation is possibly stemming from the fierce competition between African-Caribbean and Asian hair and cosmetic shops in the area. [] Asian owners [are] tempting more buyers with their cheaper prices, there is an impression amongst the community that Black shop owners deliberately conjured up the rape claim to put the public off buying from the Asian-run shops."

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