The Anatomy of The London Riots

August 9, 2011  |  

The city of London had received a great boost in popularity this year due to the intense media attention and international interest in the royal wedding of Will and Kate, but this week, the world is being reminded that there is another dimension to the pristine and cosmopolitan image of the region. Last Thursday, 29-year-old Mark Duggan was shot and killed by police. Officers assert that he was armed and dangerous, but many are suspicious about what really happened that night. Days later, those suspicions, racial tension and economics have led to one of the worst riots and outbreaks of violence that London has experienced in over 25 years.

What happened?

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