Aug 8, 2011

Picture of the Day: London Burning

picture of the day Picture of the Day: London Burning




tottenham riots 2011 building on fire london aug 7 Picture of the Day: London Burning
Photograph by LEWIS WHYLD/PA/AP


Two nights of rioting in London’s Tottenham neighborhood erupted following protests over the shooting death by police of a local man, Mark Duggan. Police were arresting him when the shooting occurred. Over 170 people have been arrested over the two nights of rioting, while fires gutted several stores, buildings, and cars. The disorder spread to other neighborhoods as well, with shops being looted in the chaos.

In the photograph above, a fire rages through a building in Tottenham on August 7th, 2011.