Entries in London Riots
12 August 2011 - Police claims not questioned, eye-witness accounts forgotten
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Footage of the heaviest night of the London riots, Monday 8th August, showed frequent scenes of what were described as a ‘stand-offs’ between police and rioters. In cases where there was no stand-off, police appeared to watch while acts of looting and arson took place. During both the student protests of November...
For a third day riots are underway in several boroughs of London. Reporting earlier this evening from Hackney, the BBC’s Phillipa Thomas repeatedly referred to the rioters as ‘protesters’. What they may be protesting against, she did not say. As the Met itself has suggested, the current riots are not connected...
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