Why did the London riots happen in 2011?
The 2011 England riots, or London riots, took over the capital following a protest over the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Mark Duggan. Mr Duggan was shot by police in Tottenham on Thursday, August 4, 2011 after undercover officers forced the minicab he was travelling in to pull over.
When did the London riots end?
August 6, 2011 – August 11, 2011
2011 England riots/Periods
What crimes happened in the London riots?
According to the Home Office (HO, 2011), 5,112 crimes were committed during the riots (68% in London), including five fatalities, 1,860 incidents of arson and criminal damage, 1,649 burglaries, 141 incidents of disorder and 366 incidents of violence against the person.
How long did 2011 riots last?
Ten years ago this week, riots spread across London and other major English cities, sparked by the death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in Tottenham on 4 August 2011. The riots – the biggest in modern English history – lasted for five days and swept the capital, from Wood Green to Woolwich.
How has Tottenham changed since the 2011 riots?
Tottenham has changed – it has more modern, high-rise flats, a larger tourist-attracting stadium and new shops. The physical damage to the high street is long gone. However, there is much work to be done between the local communities and the police.
Is Broadwater Farm being demolished?
The council revealed plans to knock down the Tangmere and Northolt blocks at Broadwater Farm in 2018, after structural faults were found in the buildings. Paul Burnham, from Haringey Defend Council Housing, said: “The council is bullying residents to accept demolition if they want a peaceful life.
Who died at Broadwater Farm?
In October 1985, during a police search following the arrest of her son, Cynthia Jarrett collapsed and died at her home near the Broadwater Farm estate. In the ensuing Broadwater Farm riot PC Keith Blakelock was hacked to death. Three men were convicted of the killing but were all eventually acquitted on appeal.