2011 England riots
The 2011 England riots, also known as the London Riots, were a series of riots (including looting, arson, robbery, assault, and murder) between 6 and 11 August 2011, when thousands of people rioted in cities and towns across England, which saw looting, arson, and mass deployment of police, and resulted in the deaths of five people. 205 were injured (186 police officers, 3 police community support officers, and 16 others).
Protests started in Tottenham, London, following the death of the Black Mark Duggan, a local man who was shot dead by police on 4 August. The inquest verdict that Duggan was lawfully killed was upheld by the Court of Appeal in 2017. From 8 to 10 August, other towns and cities in England saw what was described by the media as "copycat violence", with social media playing a role.
By 10 August, more than 3,000 arrests had been made across England, with more than 1,000 people issued with criminal charges for various offences related to the riots. There were a total of 3,443 crimes across London that were linked to the disorder. An estimated £200 million worth of property damage was incurred, and local economic activity – which in many cases was already struggling due to the recession – was significantly compromised.
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