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Riots Break Out in North London's Tottenham Neighborhood

August 8, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox

A peaceful protest in London's Tottenham neighborhood on Saturday over the fatal shooting by police of a young man was followed by violence that spread into Sunday. The BBC is reporting that more than 100 people were arrested and 35 officers injured in two nights of rioting and looting.

On Sunday night, three officers were hurt when a vehicle hit them as they tried to make an arrest in Chingford Mount, north London. Clashes later broke out in Enfield, north London, where shop windows were smashed and a police car damaged. Up to 200 youths looted shops and charged police in Coldharbour Lane and the High Street in Brixton, south London. Fifty youths gathered in Oxford Circus, central London, and threw objects at shops and more than 30 youths vandalised and looted shops in Walthamstow, east London.

Police are considering arrests for inciting violence through social media, and more officers will be on London's streets on Monday night to prevent or tackle further outbreaks.

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | August 8, 2011
Peaceful protests escalated into violence over the weekend, with more than 100 people arrested. Officials are working with police to prevent further outbreaks.
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