London Rioting 2011

London Rioting
The London rioting was the response to the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by Metropolitan Police Service firearms officers on the 4th of August, 2011. It started as a peaceful demonstration on the August the 6th in Tottenham where the close relatives and friends of Mark Duggan demanded justice for his death. They marched towards the Tottenham police station and waited in front of the police station than they originally planned because they were not satisfied with the seniority of the officers available at the time. Due to this, a younger and a more aggressive crowd arrived; carrying weapons and violence broke out. The news and rumours of this disturbance reached London and on the evening of the 8th of August, areas across London were affected by widespread looting, arson and violence. This rioting increased and spread around to some other areas of England, with the most severe disturbances outside London occurring in Bristol and cities in the Midlands and North West of England. As a result of this rioting, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, had to return home from his holiday to attend the matter. Severe punishments were to be giving to the rioters, the Prime minster recalled. As of 15 August, about 3,100 people had been arrested, of whom more than 1,000 had been charged. There were total 3,443 crimes across London linked to the disorder. Five people died and at least 16 others were injured as a direct result of related violent acts, also about 186 police officers were injured while rioting.
Many cities’ high streets were the target for the rioting. Vehicles, homes and shops were attacked and set alight. At least 100 homes were destroyed in the arson and looting. Shopkeepers estimated the damages in their Tottenham Hale and Tottenham branches at several million pounds. The riots caused the irretrievable loss of heritage architecture. It was estimated that retailers lost at least 30,000 trading hours. Overall, it was showed in Financial...