Following on from our recap on why the riots in England took place, a number of young volunteers at IARS give us their opinions .

Aaron, Sheree, and John

Aaron, Sheree and John speak about the culture of materialism and the ways in which this unattainable lifestyle has led to some young people feeling like they are worthless without expensive designer goods, and that this may have perpetuated their violent behaviour.


Alex says he is angry because the rioters have undone so much of the good work young people have done to earn themselves a positive image. He says the 99% Campaign is even more relevent now, than before the events.


Ben speaks out about the biased media portrayal of those involved in the riots, which he says serves to glorify the rioters.



Tosin speaks about the sentencing of the rioters.