ANARCHY IN THE UK: London Rioting Goes Viral


NEW YORK TIMES: The rioting and looting that convulsed poorer sections of London over the weekend spread Monday and early Tuesday to at least eight new districts in the metropolitan area and broke out for the first time in Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham, in what was developing into the worst outbreak of social unrest in Britain in 25 years. Police officers in riot gear tried to block a road near a burning car in the northern district of Hackney, in London, where rioting continued for a third night. Unrest was also reported by the police in several other cities, including Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol, as well as in three towns in the county of Kent, southeast of the capital. MORE

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