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Posted on 08/06/2011 3:52:40 PM PDT by Steelfish
Tottenham In Flames As Protesters Riot Two patrol cars, a bus and a shop have been set on fire during disturbances in the Tottenham area
Saturday 6 August 2011
Around 300 rioters have set fire to two patrol cars, a bus and a shop in the Tottenham area. Photograph: Guardian
A bus, a shop and two patrol cars have been set on fire in Tottenham. An estimated crowd of around 300 have gathered and there have been reports of looting and shop windows being smashed.
Earlier in the day members of a community where a young man was shot dead by police had took to the streets to demand "justice".
The 29-year-old, named locally as father-of-four Mark Duggan, died at the scene in Tottenham, north London, on Thursday.
About 120 people marched from the local Broadwater Farm area to Tottenham Police Station, forcing officers to close the High Road and put traffic diversions in place.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Missiles were thrown at them. One was set alight and one was pushed into the middle of the High Road."
Officers were being dispatched to disperse the crowd, he said.
He could not confirm that those responsible for the trouble were connected to the protest. (snip)
Officers had been attempting to carry out an arrest under the Trident operational command unit, which deals with gun crime in the black community, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
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Have seen this story on my TWITTER feed for the past hour.
I was wondering WTH was going on?
UK = circling the drain...
Shot dead by Brit cops? You mean they actually had loaded weapons?
Our WI. compatriots didn;t open fire on the black crowds either at the WI state fair who wanted to bash their brains in...
It is not mentioned, but could these rioters be members of the Religion of Peace you know the ones Amish gangbangers and LDS dope smugglers? I could not be moderate, peaceful Muslims? Oh, wait . . .
There is Laker fan riot in London who knew LOL!
The usual whining from the family: “he was not a violent person. He never hurt anyone.”
One of the cops that was on the arrest team had a bullet in his radio. Friendly fire? I doubt it. He was wanted for selling guns.
From the article: “.....gun crime in the black community.”
I guess this is a way of identifying the rioters.
NBC just showed some video. Looks like a an average night in the suburbs of Paris.
Not unless they go by the name of Mark these days. After what went down in Fullerton CA (lived there or the next town over for 25 years) a few days back with a Homeless Man, I'm not giving the UK Cops the benefit of the doubt until the smoke clears. We lose the Cops we lose the War, and it starting to look that way somewhat.
No way. Just Google “Tottenham UK Muslim”. Probably Amish on holiday.
They were trying to serve an arrest warrant for a previous gun crime and the perp opened up on them.
“We lose the Cops we lose the War, and it starting to look that way somewhat.”
I’m worried about that too.
Coming soon, VERY soon, to a city or neighborhood near you. Man, I wish I could get to a small rural town where things like this will never happen. There are towns like that out there. I grew up in one.