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Ethan Powell collapsed and died after a Swansea City game, and yesterday’s balloon launch for the dead teenager erupted into a full-scale riot.
“Are we going to die, Mom?”
A scared six-year-old asked, “Are we going to die, Mom?” When 200 Yobs set cars on fire after a vigil for a local teenager, they were in chaos.
A mob of “invincible” thugs set vehicles on fire and threw bricks through the windows of the house during the mutiny in Swansea last night.
At one point, the crowd cheered as a car was pushed down the hill into another burning vehicle during the Maryhill violence.
Seven police officers suffered minor injuries after brazen Yobs fired rockets at them.
Families huddled in their homes as the mob raged in scenes classified as “absolutely shameful” by Interior Minister Priti Patel.
Friends and family of 19-year-old Ethan Powell, whose death started the riot, criticized the “disgusting” bullies.
Ethan collapsed and died after playing a game in Swansea City. Yesterday’s balloon launch for the dead teenager erupted into an uproar.
The cause of his death is not yet known.
One mother, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, said: “It was terrifying. My six-year-old son asked me if we were all going to die.
“My 10 year old daughter says she never wants to spend another night here.
“A brick came through our window and a car burned outside the front door; I could feel the heat from the flames.”
The teen’s cousin, Tegan Davies, said: “This is completely out of control!
“I know Ethan loved a fight with the police, but that has taken it to the next level. The children and the people who live there are absolutely petrified!
“The videos they’ve sent me are disgusting, I know Ethan would never have gotten this far. The bikes and balloons we said weren’t a riot! ”
Local residents spoke of their fears that mobs would raid their homes if they ran madly down Waun Wen Road.
Adam Romain, a father of two, said Yobs threw rocks at him and set his car on fire when his girlfriend and his children were inside, ages four and 16 months.
But Adam said that when officers confronted the gang, they fled the scene before returning later with support.
Adam said: “I think when the police left the scene it gave this mob a feeling of invincibility that made them unstoppable.
“They started throwing stones at me, they started throwing stones at my house, with my babies in the house.
“They threw those stones right through the front door at me, they weren’t scared at all.”
It was frightening. My six-year-old son asked me if we were all going to die.
A local mother
Jenny Gilmer, South Wales deputy police chief, said the force was “investigating what the trigger point or catalyst was.”
She said: “I want to assure the residents of Mayhill that we will maintain a greater police presence over the weekend.
“If those involved come back and continue to endanger public safety, they will be treated harshly.”
A 90-year-old woman who was at home Thursday night during the riots moved in to be cared for by family members.
Another Ethan relative told Wales Online: “It would have been unbearable to see what happened.
“I would have tried to stop him, it’s not something I wanted to see.
“We cannot understand why people were laughing there. Seeing this happen on Ethan’s behalf is devastating.
“We cry as a family and we want to be left alone to cry in peace.”
Two more balloon launch events are planned to commemorate Ethan’s death. Details will be posted on social media.
Meanwhile, locals praised former boxer Ricky Owen, who arrived at the scene and urged rioters to go home.
A city hall worker said: “He has great respect, and when he showed up with some of his friends, the rioters listened.
“There were only two cops here at the time, so he did a great job of defusing things.