Based on the video evidence of the young couple being assaulted outside the filling station, the man in transit van being threatened at the junction, the shoppers being threatened inside the Eurospar and the lady being intimidated as she went to her car, it seems to me that these gangs have been engaging in a low level form of terrorism.
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
[Edit: The video of the mob being led by 1 individual, threatening to “rush” the man in the van appears to have been removed from youtube.
This video was notable because it showed the the following:
- a leader directing the group
- use of intimidation tactics
- threat of violence with “rushing”. An organized attack where the victims are overwhelmed by the elements of numerical advantage and surprise. ]
Edit 2: Video was removed from youtube but remains on another video sharing website.