Sunday, August 7, 2011

Police officer hospitalized, 7 injured in UK riot

One police officer is in hospital and seven others were injured in the deprived Tottenham area of London after a demonstration against the death of a local man turned violent and cars and shops were set ablaze.
The area in London's north exploded in anger Saturday night after the 29-year-old was shot dead Thursday by police.
Two patrol cars, a building and a double-decker bus were torched as rioters clashed with officers in front of Tottenham Police Station, where people had gathered to demand "justice" for Mark Duggan.
Scotland yard police commander Stephen Watson on Sunday described the scenes as "distressing," but stressed public safety was "paramount."More...

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