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VIDEO: ‘I’m ashamed to be from Hackney’

Fearless mother of four’s passionate outburst on east London street
Posted: 09/08/2011 03:17 PM
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A BRAVE woman from Hackney spoke out against yobs responsible for bringing devastation to her beloved area in a passionate outburst last night (Aug 8).

The woman, thought to be Pauline Pearce, cursed the ‘copy cat’ criminals who had brought destruction to the east London borough in the four-minute speech.

Addressing the growing crowd in the midst of the night, she said: “Allow burning people’s property and shops that they work so hard for….They’re working hard to make her business work and you lot want to go and burn it up for what?’

“Just to say your war-ring and you’re a bad man, this isn’t about a man who got shot in Tottenham, this is about having fun on the road and busting up the place,” she added.

In response to claims that the violence, which saw several buildings and shops damaged, was in protest of the shooting of a man by police in Tottenham, north London last week (Aug 4), she responded: “This isn’t about a man who got shot in Tottenham, this is about having fun on the road and busting up the place.”

Her impassioned speech urged them to stop their looting and damaging of innocent peoples property.

“Do it for a cause if your fighting for a cause than fight for a f***ing cause. You lot p**s me the f**k off. I’m ashamed to be a Hackney person.”

Thousands of people have already posted comments under the video commending her bravery. One user, alicethecamel1, wrote:

“I have so much respect for this lady. There's no fighting of injustice in London, this is mindless worthless anarchy. At least someone is brave enough to speak out against the action of the youths. Good on her.”

Whilst fb_Sallylevitt wrote: “Make this women prime minister.

The extraordinary woman, who is believed to be a mother of four, ventured out into the melee in Hackney last night (Aug 8) as violence swept through the capital and surrounding areas.

The disturbance in Hackney, which follows similar disturbances up and down the country, was sparked after a peaceful march in Tottenham, north London protesting the death of a 29-year-old man gunned down by police last week (Aug 4), turned nasty.

Police cars and local shops were burned down after a peaceful protest calling for answers into the killing of Mr Duggan, were not forthcoming.

Ms Pearce is one of the first people caught on video reprimanding the youths despite the being out numbered.