Tottenham riots after protest against policeTagged as: repression riot_2011 social_struggles solidarity
Tottenham broke out in riots last night (6 August) after a protest of 150 people outside the police station against the police shooting of local taxi driver Mark Duggan last Thursday night near the Broadwater Farm estate. The riots went on for some hours and then moved off the main road into the side streets as locals gathered to watch and join in the trouble. Some reports say that the riot kicked off after the police attacked a young girl who had tried to talk to police officers.
The area was soon swarming with police vans with riot cops trying to clear the area but general confusion reigned about what is going on. A few shops, a bus and a bank were set alight and some cop cars set alight, reports say that more then 50 people have been arrested.
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