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- Posted on Aug 8th 2011 10:30AM by Andrew Kerr
According to the Evening Standard (via Gigwise), Morrissey told the crowd, "Does anyone think that David Cameron has been to Tottenham? I don't think so." The rioting was sparked by the police shooting of a father-of-four last week in what is one of the capital's poorest areas.
During the course of the show, the singer also took the chance to address the December "student riots" in London. He told the crowd, "In what our slanted media called the student riots, Charles and 'Camel' came face to face with the British public, without the protection of Buckingham Palace or the police And what happened to them, I couldn't stop laughing about for weeks -- no, months."
Whether Morrissey would have been laughing if he'd been caught up in the rioting as it spread to Brixton while he was on stage remains to be seen. Morrissey has always been outspoken but in recent weeks has made habit of voicing his opinion regardless of potential fallout. As previously reported by Spinner, his comments in Warsaw, Poland following the massacre in Norway provoked a furore.
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