I could understand the approach to keep bad elements out, but not residents from the surrounding area that rely on the stores for their groceries. Our guys were in communication with the Dbn North guys and they simply refused to let our residents through on the Wednesday morning.I feel for all the neighbourhoods that directly bordered industrial/commercial areas like that. Lots of spill over crap from this. We were lucky that most of our looting traffic was merely passing through and returning to their homes with their spoils and weren't interested in whatever little stuff was in our hood. They did try to knock over the one bottle store in our area but were generally repelled by the NHW.
And as much as it sucks, I do KIND of get the DBN North approach, at least for the first few days. It probably limited the spread of this chaos a bit.