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Forbidden Planet In Manchester Attacked By Rioters (UPDATE)

Forbidden Planet In Manchester Attacked By Rioters (UPDATE)

The Manchester branch of the comic store chain Forbidden Planet is currently being attacked by rioting youth in Manchester's city centre. Here's a shot of the store earlier this evening…

UPDATE: The shutters are finally down…

Forbidden Planet In Manchester Attacked By Rioters (UPDATE)

Current tweets include;

Chloe Jones: Not forbidden planet that's my favourite shop :'( I hate the pricks even more now!

Rosalyn Cooper: For the love of God, not SCI-FI MEMORABILIA! What depths will they plummet to next!

Racco :-( someone save the comics & toys!

Joe Marley: Forbidden Planet in Manchester attacked. What if they take the figures out of the original packaging :'(

LeeLee: Lauren – They got manchester's forbidden planet? THEY CAN TAKE OUR MEMORABILLIA, BUT THEY CAN NEVER TAKE OUR GEEKDOM! *braveheart moment*

Here's some video of the scene on Oldham Street, a few shops down.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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