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Jury finds London police lawfully killed man whose death sparked 2011 riots

An inquest jury concluded that police lawfully killed a man whose shooting in 2011 sparked deadly riots across the country. Family members and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted obscenities and smashed a door after the decision was read out at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The 29-year-old father…

British PM suggests quelling riots by disconnecting social media

In a move that calls to mind the start of the most serious unrest in nations across the Middle East over the last year, David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, told Parliament Thursday that authorities may shut down social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, in hopes that it would return…

Man dies after being shot during London riots

LONDON — A man who was shot in a car during riots in London died in hospital Tuesday from his injuries, police said, becoming the first fatality from three days of unrest in the capital. The 26-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his head late Monday in…

London police arrest 100 after second night of riots

Police said Monday they had arrested 100 people in a second night of rioting in London, condemning it as “copycat” disorder following weekend unrest sparked by the death of a man in a police shooting. As violence which rocked the multi-ethnic northern district of Tottenham on Saturday spread to other…

London braced for further rioting

London police on Sunday maintained an uneasy calm as night fell on the area the day after some of the capital’s worst rioting in years, sparked by the fatal shooting of a local man. As the sun set Sunday, Scotland Yard reported that youths had vandalised a police car and…

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