Riots Spread Across London

    Police officers wearing riot gear stand near a burning police car in Tottenham, north London August 7, 2011.  Crowds attacked riot police and set two squad cars alight in north London on Saturday following a protest at the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)

    Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

    The Guardian reports that vicious riots that erupted in response to a lethal police shooting have spread from Tottenham, in the north part of the city, to nearby Enfield and to Brixton, a borough south of the Thames River. Violence continued in the wee hours of the morning Monday, with reports of looting, stabbing, and mass pursuit of rioters by the police. On Sunday, 55 people were arrested after the riots in Tottenham and dozens of police officers were injured. Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old father of four, was shot fatally by police on Saturday during a firearms-control operation, and rioters are demanding justice.

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