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    Over 100 Arrested After London Riots

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Riot police walk along Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Pockets of rioting and looting continues to take place in various boroughs of London this evening, as well as in Birmingham, prompted by the initial rioting in Tottenham and then in Brixton on Sunday night. It has been announced that the Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are due to return home from their summer holiday in Tuscany, Italy to respond to the rioting. Disturbances broke out late on Saturday night in Tottenham and the surrounding area after the killing of Mark Duggan, 29 and a father-of-four, by armed police in an attempted arrest on August 4.  (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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    After four days of rioting, British cities were calm Wednesday night as police in London began raiding homes. More than 100 warrants were executed, according to the Associated Press, with police officials saying “hundreds more” people would be in custody by the end of the day. (They’ve already arrested 900 in London alone.) Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is coming under pressure to reverse some austerity measures, including nearly $4 billion in cuts to police funding. He has so far blamed the rioting on opportunistic criminals, saying: “There are pockets of our society that are not just broken but frankly sick.”

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