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UK-LONDON: A variety of articles discussing the outbreak of the London riots on 6th and 7th August 2011
Statewatch News Online, August 2011
UK-LONDON: Saturday, 6 August: Tottenham riots: a peaceful protest, then suddenly all hell broke loose - Shops looted, vehicle torched and police injured in full-scale riot that spread across north-London suburbs (Guardian, link) and We warned Tottenham situation could get out of control community leaders - Police branded 'absolutely culpable' after more than 100 people left waiting to see senior officer at station (Guardian, link)

Saturday 6 August: Tottenham riots: relatives of dead man say they didn't want violence - Police have been criticised for failing to communicate clearly with the family who say they feel isolated, unsupported and ignored (Guardian, link): "On Thursday evening, as [Mark] Duggan was on his way home in a minicab, his death at the hands of armed police from the specialist firearms unit C019 lit the touchpaper for riots which many people had hoped never to witness again."

Sunday 7 August: London riots: Looting and violence continues (BBC News, link) and Was Tottenham's riot a cry of rage? (BBC News, link)

Comment: Tottenham riots: This could happen in a dozen boroughs - I don't know what could have been done to avoid last night's explosion of resentment and criminality. But I'm grimly confident of its potential elsewhere (Guardian, link)

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