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#Riots

# riots - Friday 12 August, 2011

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?

In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.

Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya

A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.

Man attacked during riots dies

Meanwhile, UK police sources have criticised David Cameron for blaming them for not anticipating the scale of the rioting.

Mother sees daughter rioting on TV - and calls the police

Courts have been open around the clock as justice is meted out to those involved in the riots earlier this week.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Column: Riots show the worst in us, but also the best

As English cities struggle to recover from several nights of rioting, London councillor Mike Harris looks at the aftermath.

# riots - Thursday 11 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Tough jail sentences for looters, Republican election hopefuls gear up for debate in the US, €50,000 on urinals for men caught short in Dublin, and U2 featuring… Jedward?

Student jailed for six months for looting a case of water in London

The 23-year-old student has said he’s ashamed of his actions. He stole the water from a Lidl store in Brixton.

From The42 Organising chairman Coe stays mum on London riots London Riots

Organising chairman Coe stays mum on London riots

Although no Olympic venues have been touched by the violence, London and its organizing committee have taken a big publicity hit.

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

Cameron: "The fightback has well and truly begun"

Speaking in the Commons today, the British prime minister said the army would not be drafted in to help deal with unrest, but said police would be given extra powers.

From The42 Riots force Spurs' Premier League opener to be postponed Riots

Riots force Spurs' Premier League opener to be postponed

Ongoing unrest in Britain causes disruption to the first weekend of Premier League action.

London police raid houses over riots

Several courts sat through the night to deal with the number of arrests over the nights of rioting and looting across several English cities.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know…

'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure Riots This post contains videos

'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure

Cities across England were relatively quiet last night, but police have warned of a possible “catastrophe” should riots break out again.

# riots - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Manchester Police: "If you want to commit disorder, we'll lock you up"

Police have tweeted warnings to those intent on causing violence, while there has been a small standoff between officers and a gang in London.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: first jail sentences following UK riots, is a bailout on the way for Cyprus, the Lord Mayor in a poncho, and creating a beard out of thin air…

First people jailed in connection with UK riots

One man had been arrested on suspicion of murder in Birmingham. One thousand people have now been arrested across the UK.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Man fights for his life after riot confrontation

The man confronted rioters as he tried to put out a fire in Ealing, west London.

Support shown for young man robbed during riots

The mystery young man seen bleeding and then robbed in a YouTube video has been identified. Now, people are being asked to ‘do something nice’ for him.

Column: 'Young girls dared each other to go and loot something'

Hayley Matthews was trapped with brick-throwing rioters as the looting spread to Salford in north-west England. She writes about her experiences.

Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns

Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.

UN Security Council attacked for inaction on England riots... by Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wonders why the Security Council is “silent” as British citizens lash out against their government.

Tough words from PM David Cameron to rioters

As police get ready to make arrests based on CCTV footage, he said that “phoney concerns about human rights” will not get in the way of publishing pictures of rioters.

Why do people riot?

Various experts and journalists have been giving their verdict on why the UK riots started. And we take a look at how the rioters are communicating.

In pictures: Riots spread to new cities Riots This post contains videos This post contains images

In pictures: Riots spread to new cities

Videos and photographs of last night’s violence have emerged, showing the full scale of the disorder.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Violence and arrests as UK riots continue overnight

A video has emerged of what appears to be a young man setting fire to clothing in a Miss Selfridge store in Manchester.

# riots - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Latest: Looting and violence continues in Manchester and Birmingham Riots This post contains videos

Latest: Looting and violence continues in Manchester and Birmingham

There are teams of riot police on the streets in London but the capital is a scene of relative calm. There have been outbreaks of violence in Manchester, Salford, Birmingham, Woverhampton and West Bromwich.

Police probe: No evidence that Mark Duggan fired at officers

Ballistic tests indicate that a handgun found at the scene of Duggan’s death had NOT been fired.

BlackBerry website hacked by anti-police 'hacktivist' group

BlackBerry’s manufacturer said it would allow police to access BlackBerry Messenger posts – and got hacked in return.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Man injured in London riots dies as inquest into Mark Duggan death opens

Meanwhile, social media campaigns have been launched to target those who have been rioting and looting.

PM David Cameron: Rioters will feel the full force of the law

There will be 16,000 police officers on the streets of London tonight. Cameron warned that “if you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face punishment”.

From The42 What does the rioting mean for London 2012? Games Countdown

What does the rioting mean for London 2012?

International Olympic Committee insist they have confidence in British authorities after third night of rioting.

Riot clean-up gets underway in London

A shocking video has emerged that appears to show people robbing a bleeding young man in London during the riots – while pretending to help him.

From The42 FA confirm England friendly off due to rioting Riots

FA confirm England friendly off due to rioting

Third test against India will go ahead but Dutch fixture at Wembley called off.

In photos: Fire crews work through the night as rioting spreads from London Riots This post contains images

In photos: Fire crews work through the night as rioting spreads from London

Hundreds of people have been arrested as rioting and looting spread to Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…