UK Riots 2011 in Powerful Photos

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Widespread rioting has occurred in England for five days. The police have clashed with rioters in erupted Hackney while cars are set on fire in Peckham and Lewisham. The riot following two last worst of violence broke out after armed officers of the Metropolitan Police Service shoot a local 29-year-old man named as Mark Duggan in Tottenham, North London on 4 August 2011. On 6 August 2011, more than 200 local people and Duggan's relatives marched in the streets of Tottenham after receiving too little information about Duggan's death. Several people became violent about the problem and then riot broke out. At least 111 police officers were injured and over 200 people were arrested during the riot. The worst rioting in Britain for decades starts in London spreads to Bristol in the southwest, Birmingham in the Midlands and the northwest port of Liverpool.


Fire rages through a building in Tottenham High Road, north London. Violence erupted on Saturday 6 August 2011 after a protesting over the police shooting of local man Mark Duggan

Fire rages through a building in Tottenham High Road, north London. Violence erupted on Saturday 6 August 2011 after a protesting over the police shooting of local man Mark Duggan


A double decker bus burns on a main road in Tottenham. Police try to control a group of people

A double decker bus burns on a main road in Tottenham. Police try to control a group of people


A woman was detained by police on the second night of rioting in Brixton, south London

A woman was detained by police on the second night of rioting in Brixton, south London


The stunning image shows off a car exploding on Mare Street in Hackney. Rioters and police did not even come close to the car

The stunning image shows off a car exploding on Mare Street in Hackney. Rioters and police did not even come close to the car


A photographer was injured in Hackney

A photographer was injured in Hackney


Fire is seen everywhere. In the picture, firefighters are trying to extinguish burning near Reeves Corner in Croydon, south London

Fire is seen everywhere. In the picture, firefighters are trying to extinguish burning near Reeves Corner in Croydon, south London


A shopping mall in Woolwich, south-east London is set on fire

A shopping mall in Woolwich, south-east London is set on fire

 

London riots: Cars, buildings ablaze in Peckham, Croydon, Hackney

 


Buildings were seen burning in Tottenham High Road, London

Buildings were seen burning in Tottenham High Road, London


A cash machine is seen lying on a road in Tottenham

A cash machine is seen lying on a road in Tottenham


A young lady leaps from a burning building in Surrey Street into arms of police officers

A young lady leaps from a burning building in Surrey Street into arms of police officers


Rioting has spread into other cities including Liverpool, Manchester and the Midlands from London

Rioting has spread into other cities including Liverpool, Manchester and the Midlands from London


A rioter is spotted in front of a burning car in North London

A rioter is spotted in front of a burning car in North London


A local shop in Croydon, south of London is destroyed on the third night of violence

A local shop in Croydon, south of London is destroyed on the third night of violence


The Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre are seen in background of burning Sony Warehouse in Enfield in north London

The Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre are seen in background of burning Sony Warehouse in Enfield in north London

 

Riots Rage: Anarchy in UK as London turns into war zone

 

Related links:

UK Riots 2011: Dramatic Photos of Riots in London and Other Major Cities

Violent Riot in Tottenham, London (Photos)

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