Riots, violence and mayhem, how much you want to be that the people who dished it up vote Labour? KGS

Did rock-throwing teenage girl’s ‘beating’ by police spark London riots? Pictures that show how Tottenham turned into a war zone

  • Twenty-six police officers hurt in clashes, with eight treated in hospital
  • Scotland Yard still dealing with ‘isolated pockets of crime’ this morning
  • Tottenham MP David Lammy appeals for calm and warns that there may be fatalities
  • Mob of 500 people protest about death of father-of-four Mark Duggan who was shot by officers
  • Fears that violence was fanned by Twitter as picture of burning police car was re-tweeted more than 100 times
  • One eyewitness reports that trouble was ignited by police hitting a 16-year-old girl with batons
  • Shop looted and youths storm McDonald’s and start cooking their own food
  • Mail on Sunday photographers beaten and mugged by masked thugs


The family of Mark Duggan has condemned the riot that broke out in Tottenham last night as eyewitness reports emerge that trouble erupted after a 16-year-old girl threw a rock at police.

Mr Duggan was shot dead by marksmen on Thursday and his fiancee, Semone Wilson, has said that she wanted answers, not trouble, while his brother, Shaun Hall, called for the community to remain calm.

The Metropolitan Police has described Mr Duggan’s death as ‘regrettable’ and blamed the violent anarchy that flared on a ‘criminal minority’.

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  1. What gets me is if one black drug dealer shoots another one, where is the outrage then? Londons black “community” has double standards. A drug dearer shoots a cop, the cops return fire and being trained do the job, no bystanders unlike the gangs who think its ok to kill. Yes its a shame a young man was killed, but he was a scumbag moron! In the words of Bill Hicks, “We lost a moron”. The gene pool is richer for it…

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