People are stuck in places, not able to do their jobs and travel around the city freely. They are at risk of robbery or having their homes and cars destroyed and having their rights limited in the future.
Which is exactly how these 'yobs' have to live their lives every single fucking day, it's little wonder they are fucked off and ready to smash shit up. Constant fear, constant police harassment, no jobs, no freedom of movement, risk of mugging or robbery etc etc etc.
It's no surprise they are kicking off, looting and smashing the shit out of stuff. You're told that you are a mindless yob, an animal, trouble, scum often enough you act like that. Your constantly bombarded with images of the rich, and are forced to watch as the rest of society shuns your neighbourhood and it's little wonder that given the opportunity you loot the shit out of the mobile phone stores and foot locker.
Fair enough a lot of it is being done for shits and giggles, they see that the police are on the back foot and the middle classes are scared so they kick off even more for fun. But we all need to realise there's a reason as to why this exploded, and the last few governments have simply added fuel to this bonfire waiting to happen.
The answer to this is not more police and tougher sentences, the answer lies in a long hard look at our society and the ever growing gap between the haves and the have-nots. More equality is what is needed, not more water cannons