There has been disorder tonight in Greenwich Peninsula with fireworks launched at members of the public and buildings.
Witnesses report a reasonably large group and the public targeted.
In recent years similar incidents occurred in Woolwich. It appears that action such as fencing off large areas of Woolwich simply move the problem rather than address underlying issues.
Some locals in Greenwich tonight have been critical of police who they state have failed to act, with some stating they even left the scene.
Similar arguments were made in Woolwich in the past couple of years, which caused those involved to become bolder and issues spiralled.
It does seem a bizarre strategy to take a softly-softly approach when issues are happening – from a relatively small number who are putting others at risk – and then subsequently punish everyone by fencing off large areas of public space.
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