The looting, violence, and disorder continues in London following a peaceful protests flipped into violence in Tottenham last Saturday. Here is a quick look of the key events in the last three days as acts of criminality and violence continue in England:
04 August, Thursday
- Mark Duggan was shot dead at Ferry Lane in Tottenham by the police following an operation through Caribbean and African communities to implement an arrest. He was shot in an apparent gun fight.
- The authorities promised that they will investigate the incident. They have confirmed that two shots were fired by the police but an illegal firearm was also recovered at the crime scene.
06 August, Saturday
- Authorities escort 14 members of Duggan’s family and friends to identify the body.
- 17:00 local London time, approximately 300 people gathered near the police station of Tottenham protesting and seeking justice for the death of Mark Duggan.
- 20:20 BST, bottles were thrown into police cars parked near the station, pushed onto the road and torched. Initial investigation points to a confrontation between a police officer and a teenager who has joined the protests.
- Riot police were deployed to disperse the protesters but they were met by fireworks, bottles, and other flying objects.
- The fire brigade of London were dispatched to respond to about 49 fires around the area of Tottenham. The fire department had to deal with more than 250 calls from the public seeking help. No firefighter was reported injured but they have been threatened by the rioters.
- Before 9 pm local time, a double decker bus was burn and petrol bombs were thrown to buildings and to police officers responding at the scene. Shops were alight and looting got worse with people stealing from supermarkets, carpet shop, sports shops, and more were looted.
07 August, Sunday
- 12:00 local time, the fire brigade declared fires to be under control but still burn out structures are being monitored. Authorities have started investigations and collect evidence.
- Around 26 policemen were injured during the riots and two were admitted in the hospitals. Around 55 people were arrested.
- Police launched Operation Withern to look into the riots
- Another police vehicle was damaged at High Street Einfield as officers responded to attacks at theft at shops
- Around 18:30, three officers were injured due to missiles hurled at them while responding to an altercation in the area of Brixton
- More than 100 youths assemble near the police station of Einfield
- More reports of looting and window smashing continue through the night
- 22:30, Around fifty people damaged properties at West End of London
08 August, Monday
- 00:45, Fire fighters were dispatched to control a fire that was started by rioters along Brixton Road. Officers implementing arrests after a looting incident in the area were hit by a car and injured.
- The Scotland Yard responds to copycat activities as looting have spread through north, south, and east London
- The looting, vandalism, and smashing of windows and police vehicles continue
- 6:15 BST, the police reports around more than 100 protesters and looters have been arrested and several people were charged for the disturbances initiated.
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