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The Undertaker

Metropolitan Police tweet sparks social media backlash

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Heroin seized by Metropolitan Police

A tweet from the Metropolitan Police has sparked an online backlash after a drugs bust in Catford, south-east London, was linked to the Notting Hill Carnival.

Announcing the seizure of a kilogram of suspected heroin, the force said the operation had been carried out "in the run up to the Notting Hill Carnival".

Social media users were quick to question the link between the seizure in Catford and the festival, which takes place annually, about 12 miles away in west London.

Some Twitter users accused the force of attempting to "demonise" the carnival.

Grime artist Stormzy was among those to question the link: "How many drugs did you lot seize in the run up to Glastonbury or [are] we only doing tweets like this for black events?," he wrote in a widely shared post on Twitter.

 

 

More than 300 people have been arrested across London as part of the Met's operation to prevent crime at Notting Hill Carnival.

Responding to their original tweet, the Met clarified that prior to the carnival the force is "disrupting gang crime, drug supply, knife crime and offences that could impact the safety of the weekend".

Chief Superintendent Robyn Williams, the Met's spokesperson for Notting Hill Carnival, said earlier: "Today's operation is aimed at ensuring that those who intend to cause trouble at Carnival are prohibited from doing so.

"We are committed to ensuring that Carnival remains a safe, vibrant and enjoyable event. People can expect to see operational activity right up until, and throughout the Bank Holiday weekend."

But many replied to the Met's tweet with their own tales of seemingly unrelated woes.

"In the run up to Notting Hill Carnival, I've covered my dog with a blanket because it's too cold in Hemel Hempstead," one social media user wrote.

 

 Referencing the recent solar eclipse, writer Beth McColl wrote: "In the run up to Notting Hill Carnival, the moon has appeared to make an aggressive move to "take over" the solar system. Carnival to blame".

 

 Another social media user said: "In the build up to Notting Hill Carnival I've made myself some toast. I'm in Liverpool".

Source - BBC

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The Undertaker

So over 300 arrests made BEFORE the carnival, yet people are getting their knickers in a twist about a TWEET.

Has this Country gone MAD?

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Jedi Knight

I guess there was some intel about the drugs being taken to the carnival hence the link to it. 

Thankfully I've avoided it this year somehow..

I think the fact 300 people have been arrested as part of the run up to the carnival says it all really.  

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Hyphen

This has actually wound me up quite a bit. These idiots know exactly what is being said here. Are they seriously not accepting that criminal behaviour of this nature takes place at the carnival?

Someone needs to tell these fools to shut up and go away for once, maybe not in such nice wording.

If anything people from all sections of the community should look at this positively, people who genuinely support it and are law abiding should be happy, and people who oppose it because of criminality should be slightly happier. It should be a win win.

 

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PCSD

I'm more upset that Stormzy thinks Glastonbury is in London...or does he think the Met cover as far as Bristol and beyond?

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Jedi Knight
5 minutes ago, PCSD said:

I'm more upset that Stormzy thinks Glastonbury is in London...or does he think the Met cover as far as Bristol and beyond?

I don't think there is the same stabbie stabbie gang mentality that turns up to Glastonbury either.

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JulietAlpha1

Shame on the police for being racist... again. Who needs facts, eh?

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Zulu 22

It appears that Stormzy is a racist and as people have  pointed  out he does not have a degree in geography. But that is what you get with Twitter - Stupidity.

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sim
On 23/08/2017 at 09:50, Zulu 22 said:

It appears that Stormzy is a racist and as people have  pointed  out he does not have a degree in geography. But that is what you get with Twitter - Stupidity.

I'd say he should stick to his music instead of getting involved in Twitter 'politics' but quite frankly I'm not sure what he's worse at!

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Cathedral Bobby

Probably upset because the police have seized his champaign supernova

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Lone Wolf

I didn't realise the Notting Hill Carnival was only for black people, have I missed something?

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Cathedral Bobby
21 minutes ago, Lone Wolf said:

I didn't realise the Notting Hill Carnival was only for black people, have I missed something?

Certainly, the police are not invited because we wickedly want to stop drug dealers, gangs and thugs from having a jolly time.

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Conor James
On 23/08/2017 at 09:50, Zulu 22 said:

It appears that Stormzy is a racist and as people have  pointed  out he does not have a degree in geography. But that is what you get with Twitter - Stupidity.

Really racist towards what race ?

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PC Wannabe

What complete and utter pillocks. The Met aren't 'demonising' the carnival - its a simple fact that there's havoc every year when it takes place, the Met were clearly trying to take steps to reduce that. The only people 'demonising' the event are the troublemakers and drug pushers. 

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Jeebs

How dare the police engage in harm reduction before a massive public event……despicable.

A bit of research shows that last year over the carnival weekend there were 300 arrests linked to it, around 100 for drugs offences and 50 for weapons offences.

But you know, the police are racist blah blah blah hate black and ethnic minority people blah blah blah institutional racism Ad Infinitum

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