London sees worst riots in years
London braced yesterday for more violence after some of the worst riots in the British capital for years which politicians and police blamed on criminal thugs but residents attributed to local tensions and anger over hardship.
Rioters throwing petrol bombs rampaged overnight through the deprived district of Tottenham in north London, setting police patrol cars, buildings and a double-decker bus on fire.
“There are Twitter conversations that people are being asked to meet again down in Tottenham, so we are all concerned — but clearly we will be much better prepared this evening,” Richard Barnes, London’s Deputy Mayor, told BBC TV. reuters