LONDON (August 6, 2011) - - The death of a young man as a result of police shooting stimulated intense protests in Tottenham, north London, Saturday night. The protests ultimately turned into riots and the crowd gone brutally violent setting public property on fire.
|Police Patrol Car Set on Fire During Tottenham Riots on Saturday (August 6, 2011)|
Reportedly, two patrol cars, a building and a double-decker bus were ablazed (as shown in the video footage above) as rioters clashed with officers in front of the Tottenham Police Station, where people had gathered to demand "justice" for the death of a 29-year-old killed in an apparent gunfight.
According to police sources; there were almost 300 protesters were present at the scene while eyewitnesses estimated the number of protester close to 500.
Protesters didn’t contend with the blazing busses and police cars; but they smashed the shop windows and looted the stores, pushing shopping carts full of stolen goods down the street.
Wath the video below: