Riots in England in 2011.


August 11, 2022

The riots in England that broke out on August 6, 2011 in the London district of Tottenham, were riots that began as a peaceful protest over the murder of Mark Duggan during an arrest, which then turned into violent street riots followed by violence, looting and burning of shops and autobomila, in order to spread to other parts of London in the coming days, and then to other cities in England.


On August 4, 2011, during an arrest, twenty-nine-year-old Mark Duggan was killed, accused of selling cocaine, belonging to a local gang and involvement in a shooting related to the sale of narcotics. a policeman was also injured on that occasion. Family members and friends of murdered Mark Duggan claimed in their statements to the Metropolitan Police's complaints service that the murdered man was not armed. Additional discontent was caused by the fact that Mark Duggan was of African descent, as well as the high levels of unemployment and redundancies in the United Kingdom. The London police announced the next day that a bullet of a caliber not in police use was found at the scene of Mark Duggan's murder, while the London newspaper The Guardian claimed that the found bullet was a standard police bullet. On August 9, 2011, the independent commission determined that the bullet found was fired from a police weapon. On August 6, 2011, family members and friends of the murdered Mark Duggan organized protests in the northern London district of Tottenham, in which about 200 people participated. The protests began peacefully, however, towards the end of the day around 10:30 p.m., they turned into street riots in which some Tottenham residents and the police clashed. A police car and a double-decker bus were set on fire, while the windows of local shops were broken, which was followed by a mass robbery. Burning vehicles and shops as well as a part of Tottenham's main street were engulfed in fire, however, the London Fire Brigade could not get to the fire due to street disturbances so the fire was extinguished only the next day. During the riots, protesters threw various objects at the police and injured 26 policemen, and the police arrested 42 people that day.

August 7, 2011

The next day, August 7, 2011, there were street riots