November 26, 2019
Some of the youths who stormed a cinema showing the film.
The ban on the film is racist.
But don’t let that trip you up.
These people attacking the theaters are young people, teenagers, children, boys, youths and youngsters, of completely indeterminate ethnic background.
A second cinema chain has pulled the gang-themed film Blue Story after seven police officers were injured during a brawl at an entertainment complex.
It comes after youths, some armed with machetes, sparked a police operation at the Star City multiplex in Birmingham.
Vue has banned the film from its 91 UK and Ireland venues and Showcase has also dropped the movie.
The move has prompted a backlash on social media with some labelling the ban as “racist”.
Five teenagers including a girl, 13, were arrested in connection with the disturbance, which involved up to 100 young people in a public area of the multiplex, on Saturday night.
In a statement, Vue said the film opened in 60 of its sites across the UK and Ireland on Friday.
“But during the first 24 hours of the film over 25 significant incidents were reported and escalated to senior management in 16 separate cinemas,” it said.
“This is the biggest number we have ever seen for any film in a such a short time frame.”
A spokeswoman for Vue confirmed police had been called to some of the incidents, but could not confirm exactly how many times.
Footage from inside the multiplex appeared to show fights and people on the floor screaming.
The five teenagers – two girls aged 13 and 14 and three 14-year-old boys – have all now been bailed alongside a 19-year-old man.
Four were held on suspicion of assaulting police and one of the boys was detained on suspicion of obstructing police.
Another of the boys was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after an image circulated on social media showing a number of youths, with one carrying a machete.
West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said the unrest was “very worrying and very disturbing”.
“Some of these children were so young,” he said. “I think parents have a role if they see those sorts of [weapons] in the home, to discipline their own children.”
The teenagers‘ bail conditions ban them from leaving home at night, as well as from Star City and any cinema in the UK, police said.
The film itself appears to simply show the lives of youths.
Wait no, sorry. Let me backtrack on that a little bit. I just watched the trailer.
This film obviously glorifies and encourages nigger gang violence. All of the people in this film are niggers, and I’m starting to wonder if the British media isn’t in fact using “young people, teenagers, children, boys, youths and youngsters” as codewords for “niggers.”
But why would the media lie like that?
Also, who would have imagined that London is just “Chicago with gay-sounding accents”?
I had no idea.