The annual tradition of groups firing fireworks at members of the public and into shops has begun in Woolwich.
A minimal police presence was seen haplessly running around and outnumbered.
Each year this happens and damages trade in Woolwich.
Last year it happened in various shops and it’s started again again this week, while people waiting for buses at General Gordon Square were also targeted.
Officers deployed to help in Woolwich after youths got rowdy with fireworks. It is not ok to fire them at anyone including Police #ItIsNotOk
— Glyndon Police (@MPSGlyndon) October 20, 2021
There was some pretty grim footage last year of the public having fireworks lit in their faces
For all the regeneration and millions spent, would it not be better to get to grips with things on the ground?
Authorities in Woolwich still seem unable to, and so many people will continue giving the town a wide berth.