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# riots - Friday 13 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Four men charged over 12 July violence in Belfast

At least 10 shots were fired at police in Ardoyne last night.

PHOTOS: Nine police officers injured in Belfast riots Twelfth This post contains images

PHOTOS: Nine police officers injured in Belfast riots

Petrol bombs were thrown and shots fired amid disturbances after the Twelfth of July marches.

# riots - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Rioters to be traced through crowdsourcing app

The Metropolitan Police have uploaded thousands of images of people suspected of crimes during the 2011 London riots to a new app – and want the public to help identify them.

# riots - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

From The42 Euro 2012: 184 arrested in Warsaw violence Clashes

Euro 2012: 184 arrested in Warsaw violence

Authorities described last night’s Group A match between Poland and Russia as the city’s “greatest ever” security challenge.

# riots - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Protesters clash with riot police in Bo Xilai's home city

Rioters in Chongqing clash with police in protest at the ousting of Bo Xilai from the ruling inner circle of the Communist Party.

Rioter gets 11.5 year jail term for starting riots fire

Gordon Thompson, 34, stole a laptop from the House of Reeves department store before setting fire to a sofa.

# riots - Friday 6 April, 2012

Four police officers in Northern Ireland suspended in racism inquiry

The officers were suspended from duty after the discovery of racist and sectarian text messages.

# riots - Monday 19 March, 2012

From The42 Athens derby abandoned due to crowd violence Riots

Athens derby abandoned due to crowd violence

Three fire trucks were had to extinguish flames as unruly Panathinaikos fans set fire to several sections of the stands.

# riots - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers

A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.

# riots - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Two westerners shot dead in Afghanistan protests

The two men, reportedly Americans, were shot at the Afghanistan Interior Ministry in Kabul during the fifth day of rioting over the burning of Qur’ans at a US military base.

# riots - Monday 13 February, 2012

Greece cannot become a 'bottomless pit' - Germany Austerity This post contains images

Greece cannot become a 'bottomless pit' - Germany

Buildings continued to burn through the night as riots raged in Athens after austerity measures were passed by Parliament.

# riots - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# riots - Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

# riots - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Clashes as anti-Putin protestors take to streets in Moscow

Police clashed with protestors opposed to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow yesterday. Thousands of people gathered to accuse his party of rigging the weekend’s parliamentary election.

# riots - Monday 5 December, 2011

Study finds anger with police fuelled England's summer riots

A major study by the Guardian newspaper and the London School of Economics has shed light on the causes of the unprecedented riots in English cities in August.

# riots - Saturday 26 November, 2011

British government warns embassies to be prepared for euro collapse - report

Diplomats in eurozone countries are being told to be prepared to help expats if the single currency collapses.

# riots - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Report: Mark Duggan was not carrying a gun when shot by UK police

The Guardian has seen the findings of a police investigation which show that Duggan, whose killing sparked the London riots, was unarmed when he was shot.

# riots - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Street gangs not to blame for UK riots, analysis shows

Most of those who joined the violence and looting were from Britain’s most deprived areas, suggesting that poverty could be at the root of problems.

# riots - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

DEMONSTRATORS AND RIOT police have clashed in Athens today as protests against new austerity measures continue across Greece.

Police in full riot gear have responded to violent incidents with tear gas and stun grenades at the main square outside parliament buildings in the capital.

Today is the first day of a 48-hour general strike, which has seen Greece’s public and private sectors grind to a halt. Flights have been grounded, most public services – including schools – are shut and offices and shops have remained closed.

Rubbish collectors have also stopped working over recent days, allowing waste to pile up on the streets.

At least 100,000 people have marched through Atens, protesting against higher taxes, pension and salary cuts and other austerity measures which are being demanded by the EU and IMF in exchange for rescue loans to ensure the country does not default on its debts.

Most of today’s protests were peaceful but crowds outside parliament buildings clashed with police.

A presidential guard sentry post was set on fire and chunks of marble were torn off building fronts with hammers and crowbars. Bank signs and windows were also smashed by some hooded and masked protesters, while piles of rubbish were set on fire.

Some local vendors took advantage of the riots and sold swimming goggles so people could ward off tear gas.

-Additional reporting by AP

Read: ‘Massive’ strike to bring Greece to a standstill>

# riots - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Rome rioting said to cost over €1 million

Italy is counting the cost of yesterday’s riots as “Occupy” protests turned violent.

# riots - Saturday 17 September, 2011

New York Mayor warns of mass riots

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that the US is at risk of seeing mass riots if new jobs are not created for young people.

# riots - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Sony warehouse fire "not started by rioters"

New evidence suggests it may have been a professional heist. Stock belonging to 150 independent labels was destroyed in the blaze.

# riots - Sunday 28 August, 2011

Extra police on the streets for London's Notting Hill carnival Notting Hill This post contains videos

Extra police on the streets for London's Notting Hill carnival

The annual festival of colour and Caribbean culture gets underway in West London today amid tensions following the recent riots.

# riots - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots

A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.

# riots - Thursday 18 August, 2011

More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe

A significant milestone is hit amid concern about sentences being handed down for those who did and didn’t actually take part in the rioting and looting.

# riots - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

David Cameron defends tough sentencing for rioters

Meanwhile, police in London say they have charged 1,000 people in relation to last week’s rioting and looting.

# riots - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Two men get four years' jail for creating pro-riot Facebook pages

Two men who posted messages encouraging others to loot their home town are given four years’ imprisonment each.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

London police used BlackBerry messages to foil attacks

Police were sent to areas at high risk of rioting and looting after detectives checked through the messages of handsets taken from people allegedly involved in the violence.

Former FBI, NASA man tracks laptop thief

Greg Martin’s MacBook Pro was stolen during the London riots last week – but tracking software helped him photograph the alleged thief as they used it.

From The Daily Edge Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight Splash Mob

Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight

Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.

Teenage boy charged with murdering pensioner in London riots

Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was attacked as he tried to put out a fire started by rioters near his home.

# riots - Monday 15 August, 2011

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data

The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.

The Daily Fix: Monday

In your fix today: Dublin Fire Brigade faces a staff crisis, the regal origins of the Laois bog body, the girl who sleeps 23 hours a day, and what it’s like to see snow for the first time…

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Cameron: Britain must tackle 'moral collapse'

David Cameron insists “social problems that have been festering for decades” in Britain must be tackled head-on, while the Opposition has called for a full public inquiry into the cause of the riots.

# riots - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…