Dr North said:-
The bulk of the people would be in their offices or homes, as we were with 9/11, glued to their televisions and computer screens.
Very true and what I would expect to actually happen.
However, there is a large and increasing dissatisfied underclass who would be ready to rumble against the State and the Police.
The first riots would just kick orff as angry riots and grand scale looting as we saw in the summer, but if the police do actually start to use plastic bullets and appear to be arming them selves with real weapons, things might just kick off big time all over the place.
For instance, A riot ensues, it starts going out of control and reinforcements are drafted in from elsewhere, this removal of police from one area to another will be an invitation to kick off a riot in the place where reinforcements were taken from.
Things could then go national and with the government reacting by closing down the internet and cell phone system the events could tend to spiral out of control.