Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Violence and Destruction Spread Across UK: A View from the Streets

Following the August 6th fatal shooting of a 29-year-old black man and father of four, Mark Duggan, riots have swept London by storm. A peaceful protest by Duggan’s friends and family after the shooting turned into aggressive mayhem. Over the course of this week, violence and destruction have quickly spread across other areas of the UK.

The playlist below documents the widespread disturbances--looting, arson attacks, burglary, robbery, and vandalism--that have spread across the UK this week, injuring hundreds of police officers and resulting in more than 500 arrests. British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his strong outrage to these “sickening scenes” which he refers to as “criminality, pure and simple, that must be confronted and defeated.” As the police and parliament work together to contain the violence, Cameron assures the public that justice will be done and people will see the consequences of their actions.

Check out the videos below for a first-hand glance of the chaos and disorder which has made its way across the UK, resulting in many inspiring and disheartening moments. 


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