The video was posted on YouTube, and went viral within minutes. Hands clasped round her walking stick, Pearce can be seen standing on a pavement covered in debris, in front of graffiti that says: “Fuck Cameroon.” The cars around her are on fire, and every so often you can hear breaking glass. And she is shouting. Raging, even. “Get it real, black people, get real. Do it for a cause. If we’re fighting for a cause let’s fight for a fucking cause. You lot piss me off. We’re not all gathering together and fighting for a cause, we’re running down Foot Locker and stealing shoes.”

Article (containing the YouTube clip) here.


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