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London riots

A series of riots that began after a peaceful march in August, 2011, in response to the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan earlier that month by the London Metropolitan Police Service. The Service was trying to arrest him on suspicion of a planned revenge attack after the fatal stabbing of his cousin. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The Tottenham march grew out of control and escalated into widespread rioting, looting and arson in several London boroughs and scattered cities in England, resulting in 5 deaths, 16 injuries, and £200 million worth of property damage. Multiple factors have been blamed for the riots.

Causative factors
Dysfunctional families with rampant juvenile delinquency, poor relations with police, social exclusion, culture of welfare dependence, sense of entitlement by teenagers and young adults, government cuts, high unemplyoment, gang culture, criminal opportunism, moral decay from the top, failure of the penal system.
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Handsworth was also part of the Birmingham riots of 2005, which had also erupted in Lozells, and the more general 2011 England riots triggered by the death of Mark Duggan in Tottenham.
Fahmy, the former Egyptian ambassador to the USA, compared the current situation in Egypt with the England riots in 2011, saying that "they --protesters- were allowed to protest until things got out of order and police engaged with them.
Dodgy Dave Cameron is relaunching his failing premiership on the back of the England riots, calculating that a law 'n' order crackdown will find favour with voters.
This was followed by the England riots, our General Election, the recent presidential race and the weather, especially October's floods.
And while BBM messaging has been blamed for spreading the England riots, pen and paper has been helping to pick up the pieces - see the Peckham Peace Wall, where locals can pin their messages of love and hope to the front of a boarded-up Poundland.
uK Yes, I'm talking about the UK Riots (renamed as the England Riots after, as some Welsh and Scottish people quietly pointed out to the media, no one across the Severn or north of Hadrian's Wall was doing much rioting at all) which were pretty much all there was to watch on TV last week.