All across Greater London, riots have erupted causing looting, fires, and vandalism.
Protests over the death of Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old father of four, last Thursday started out peacefully, but over the past couple of nights, protests turned ugly with 160 people jailed, leaving the city scarred.
Duggan was shot and killed by police with some protesters disputing the validity of the shooting, saying he was "assassinated" execution-style. Very few details surrounding his death have been released.
London mayor Boris Johnson spoke about the riots, saying:
"I understand the need for urgent answers into the shooting incident that resulted in the death of a young man and I've sought reassurances that the IPCC are doing exactly that. But, let's be clear – these acts of sheer criminality across London are nothing to do with this incident and must stop now."
Some are now questioning the security for next year's 2012 Olympics in London.
Absolutely terrifying. For more disturbing images, check out the gallery below.
[Image via WENN.]
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