Violent riots broke out Saturday night in Tottenham, a suburb north of London, after a protest march in tribute to Mark Duggan, 29-year-old father of four children, killed in a shootout with law order last Thursday.
Saturday night, some 300 people gathered outside the police station in the main street of Tottenham to claim to “restore justice.” From the sunset, the neighborhood was the scene of widespread looting and damage. Two police vehicles, a bus, vans and several buildings were torched.
Anti-riot units were dispatched on site to repel rioters. During the clashes, eight policemen were injured and hospitalized, one with head injuries.
The leader of the London police, Stephen Watson said that the police will remain in Tottenham until the time required to restore calm in the streets of the suburbs.