Lovely day for a riot…

I wandered down Bishopsgate during my lunch break, hoping to see  Molotov cocktails flying through the air (or at least a good old fashioned scrap), and returned sadly disappointed.  It was all rather nice, really.  People sitting around in the street,  on a beautiful spring day, having a great big picnic.  Boardgames were played – Monopoly, no less.  I’m sure the irony was deliberate.  Life size snakes and ladders – or should I say, flowers and roads – looked like lots of fun.

Flowers and roads, that classic boardgame...

Flowers and roads, that classic boardgame...

Games, fancy dress, a little bit of dancing and some enthusiastic drumming – the closest the City ever gets to a carnival!   On the whole, the atmosphere was relaxed and peaceful.

People should riot more often.

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