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Bobby Gillespie would have joined political London riots

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Apr 30, 2013 | 6:24am EDT

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie would have joined the London riots in 2011 if he believed protesters were rallying against a real political cause. Thousands took to the streets and smashed shop windows, looted goods and set buildings on fire in the U.K. capital, before the violent scenes spread to cities across the country. Gillespie is convinced the unrest was nothing more than vandalism, but admits he would have joined in if demonstrators were targeting British Prime Minister David Cameron. He tells Britain's Q magazine, "When you start smashing up shops, it isn't political, it's just vandalism... It's just a mob. The anger is being directed at their communities, it's not being directed at the government. "Had they been down to 10 Downing Street (the British Prime Minister's official residence), trying to lynch the f**king prime minister, I'd have been cheering them. I'd have been there with them."

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