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English Riots 2011


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I'm sure you have all seen it but maybe people like Peever,Jay and Roary haven't so I thought I'd post it.

Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police.

A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries.

By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports.

Sky's Simon Newton, in Tottenham, said he saw youths wheeling out televisions and bagfuls of clothes, but that police were not at the scene.

Around 120 people had earlier staged a vigil for shot man Mark Duggan, marching from the local Broadwater Farm area to Tottenham police station.

The 29-year-old father-of-four died at the scene on Thursday.

Violence escalated shortly after dark, when protesters set fire to two police cars and a double decker bus.

The cars, which were parked around 200 yards from the police station, were set upon shortly after dark.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Missiles were thrown at them. One was set alight and one was pushed into the middle of the High Road."

A branch of Aldi supermarket was also set on fire, and reports indicated looters had targeted JJB Sports.

There were also unconfirmed reports that rioting and looting had spread to nearby Wood Green.

The Met have opened their Gold Command Control centre, in south London - normally only used for major incidents, such as the Royal wedding and the student protests.

Sky home affairs correspondent Mark White said: "This is a significant move for the police.

"This control centre is only ever activated for major public order events.

"It has to be a significant event for them to take the decision to move all their commanders down to this control room.

"There is a very real fear tonight that these localised disturbances do have the potential to spill out into other areas."

Two vans were set alight near a block of residential flats just off the High Road, as the violence appeared to spread away from the initial disturbance.

Sky News was forced to withdraw camera crews from the area after being attacked in the early hours of the morning.

A family friend of Mr Duggan, who gave her name only as Nikki, 53, said the man's friends and relatives had organised the protest because "something has to be done" and the marchers wanted "justice for the family."

Some of those involved lay in the road to make their point, she said.

"They're making their presence known because people are not happy," she added.

"This guy was not violent. Yes, he was involved in things but he was not an aggressive person. He had never hurt anyone."

Local MP David Lammy appealed for calm, saying in a statement on his website: "We already have one grieving family in our community and further violence will not heal that pain.

"True justice can only follow a thorough investigation of the facts.

"The Tottenham community and Mark Duggan's family and friends need to understand what happened on Thursday evening when Mark lost his life. To understand those facts, we must have calm."

Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne, of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), said in a statement: "I understand the distress that the shooting of Mark Duggan has caused to his family and in the community and that people need answers about what happened to him."

She said the IPCC had supported 14 family members and friends in formally identifying Mr Duggan's body, and would have further meetings with his family on Sunday.

"We are still gathering evidence and will release further details about our progress with the investigation as soon as we can."

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I just wonder,were where the police in this.All they did,was stand loooking big with their riot shields while Tottenham was ripped apart.

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Been to Tottenham on a few occasions as one of my best friends is a Spurs supporter. That area is an absolute dump. No wonder they want to move their ground to somewhere else.

"Lions roar, not whimper. You're the hunters, not the hunted. Now get out there to f*ck and bring home the points because if you don't bring home the bacon you get treated like a pig. Pigs belong in the sty and that shithole's down the road. We're the pride of Birmingham so FFS make Brum proud tonight." -AnneMc

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See all the white do goodies trying to blame the police, the guy was a complete scumbag who was known in the area for an array of crimes and at the time was waving a gun what do people expect the police to do!

Joke of a society and all them people protesting just wanted to loot because they are scumbags as well !!!!!!! :furious:

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Saw bits about it last night. Not sure exactly what the man did to get shot but i see above he was waving a gun in front of cops? What do people expect?

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Well just wait for the fall out!! regardless about who was rioting and the reasons behind it, in the end the Police will come in for unwarranted blame and it will all end up being Whiteys fault!!

What a joke!!! we had the same thing in Lozells a few years back and to be honest it was just an excuse to cause havoc and cause damage!!! just a bunch of street toads and not one decent member of society involved!!

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Well just wait for the fall out!! regardless about who was rioting and the reasons behind it, in the end the Police will come in for unwarranted blame and it will all end up being Whiteys fault!!

What a joke!!! we had the same thing in Lozells a few years back and to be honest it was just an excuse to cause havoc and cause damage!!! just a bunch of street toads and not one decent member of society involved!!

Thats usually how it goes though eh Loyal?

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Does this mean Spur's title hopes are shot? Too soon? jk the death of the guy at the point is nothing to joke about, and I'll be the first to say so

I may seem a bit one eyed here, but how did a riot start from the death of a guy due to the police?

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Sporadic violence has broken out in several parts of London as police are attacked with missiles - including petrol bombs - and shops are looted in a third day of civil disorder.

The latest unrest in the capital was centred around Hackney in east London and Lewisham and Peckham in the south of the capital.

In Hackney, shops were attacked, and objects including chairs and pieces of wood were thrown at officers in riot gear.

At one point, several people broke into the back of a stationary lorry.

They pulled its contents out onto the road, and some hurled it at police, while others used it to smash windows of a parked bus.

Pictures from Sky's helicopter showed a police line, running at youths trying to disperse them from the main shopping area.

Cars and bins were also set alight, and contents from the bins have been used as missiles to throw at officers.

The trouble was reportedly prompted by a stop and search incident earlier in the day.

Police have also come under attack in Lewisham town centre, with petrol bombs being thrown at them.

There are also reports that no buses are going to Lewisham or Peckham due to the civil unrest, and a bus was set on fire in Peckham.

Police patrols are being stepped up across the capital to try to prevent further unrest after two nights of rioting and looting in several parts of London.

Home Secretary Theresa May, who cut short her holiday to meet senior officers over the disorder, has called the violence "totally unacceptable".

The Home Office had stressed she has been in constant touch with the Metropolitan Police about the rioting.

Ms May condemned the riots that have blighted the capital for three days as "sheer criminality".

She said: "Those responsible for this violence and looting will be made to face the consequences of their actions."

Many officers have voluntarily abandoned scheduled leave to help deal with possible unrest, said the Metropolitan Police.

Sky's Martin Brunt has said the Met has admitted having to use under-trained riot police to cope with the violence.

This is because annual two-day training courses have been suspended for Met riot officers to deal with the demand for resources.

Brunt added that 300 officers from outside the Met are being brought in to assist them as they try to tackle the unrest.

The violence began on Saturday night in Tottenham, where officers were attacked, and two police cars and a bus were set on fire.

The unrest was said to have been sparked by the police shooting of local man Mark Duggan on Thursday.

The rioting occurred after a peaceful protest was held in response to Mr Duggan's death.

There then followed a second night of violence in other parts of the capital, including Enfield near Tottenham, and Brixton in south London.

At least 215 people have been detained, and 25 charged, since the rioting began in Tottenham. There were more than 100 arrests last night and this morning.

In Brixton, Currys and Halfords were both targeted and numerous people were seen carrying away looted goods, including boxed television sets.

Sporadic and widespread disturbances also hit north and east London.

Areas attacked included Turnpike Lane, Walthamstow, Chingford and Leyton, where shops were vandalised and broken into.

Nick Clegg has defended the Government's handling of the riots in London and described the violence as "needless and opportunist".

The Deputy Prime Minister added that the trouble on Sunday night had nothing to do with the death of Mr Duggan.

Police described the spreading disorder as "copycat criminal activity".

The Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Met Police, Steve Kavanagh, told Sky News the behaviour will "not be tolerated".

He said "the escalation in violence and criminality was considerable" and officers had been brought in from around London to help after Saturday's riots.

Just shoot them.Get machine guns and shoot them.You shot one that started this whole thing,now,shoot them all.

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This did not start because of someone being shot the other day! I can say that for a fact.

It is an excuse for then to cause havoc as Loyal said, shooting them would be a great idea although not possible sadly.

- An eye witness stated todays riots in London started becase a copper asked to search an 18 year old. He said no. They arrested him. Then people stated throwing things towards the police, then it started!

Yet these same people will be the first to jump behind the UK justice system when the police come fighting back.

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I agree Karl.There nasty scumbags who want excuses to create violence.

What are we gunna do if we don't shoot them?The police stand there with their riot shields while London is burning.

Kill them.

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