Twitter Campaign Sweeps In To Cleanup After London Riots [Headlines]

The @riotcleanup Twitter account has accumulated more than 70,000 followers and has mobilized hundreds of volunteers to clean up the mess from the London riots.

Caroline Ku
  • 10 august 2011

After three nights of riots and looting in a handful of London neighborhoods, volunteers used Twitter and Facebook to help mobilize hundreds of people today to clean up the mess.

Using the hashtag #riotcleanup and a new Twitter account, @riotcleanup, which gained more than 70,000 followers since Monday night, they coordinated an effort that led to hundreds of people pouring into Camden, Clapham Junction, Croydon and other neighborhoods, armed with brooms, shovels, gloves and dustpans. Jennifer Preston/The New York Times.


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