UK - London's Burning - Tottenham Riots, August 2011

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    Sunday Mail coverage - explosive, pictorial, but with tabloid blinders on:

    Riot blaze: North London in flames as police cars, bus and shops burn over police shooting of 'gangster'

    much more, including Sunday Mail's world class pictures, at link above
     
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    ....and this is what started it. Mark Duggans friends and relatives dispute that he was a gangster.

    And my little girl is planning on joining the Met :(
     
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    Riot-wise, it sounds like police sparked the damned thing by their 15-versus-1 setting-upon a 16-year-old girl.

    After shooting to death the so-called "gangster," of course.
     
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    I am sorry - appalled, actually - that this is happening.

    The morning will bring it's own sort of volitility with the markets and pressure and stress in the financial markets; with a populace already up and angry, I don't know if this will cool down...

    Having lived through several riots in Los Angeles, it's scary...and it's weird. I don't know a better word for it; it's just weird to see the city you live in burning, people on the streets throwing rocks, bottles, and other, more deadly things. It creates a disjointed sort of perception, and you, as you watch, are suddenly unsure of everything and everybody...

    I really am sorry this is happening.

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    And David Cameron's in France with his wife and his tennis tutor.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/07/tottenham-riots-police-duggan-live
     
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    According to many tweets (#enfieldtown) another riot may have broken out:

    http://twitter.com/search?q=#enfieldtown


     
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    This isn't going to set well.....

     
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    Police horse vans also seen heading to Enfield according to twitter :(
     
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    I hate when horses are used. I feel bad for the horses.

    Best-
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    Tottenham Labour MP David Lammy writes about the 1985 Broadwater Farm riot when he was 15, and yesterday's events:

    Well worth a read.
     
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    Per Twitter link, about five miles separate last night's troubles from those in Enfield Town today.
     
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    Latest, from Guardian:

     
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    Sample tweets:

    Now the helicopters are hovering over my roof. what has the drug store in #Enfield got to do with the shooting in #tottenham.

    More unrest in London as thugs riot. If it was happening in Syria though, the 'thugs' would be called 'Revolutionaries'. #tottenham #enfield
     

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