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VIDEO: 'Babylon on fire' - North London riots

Tottenham community protests murder of police gun victim
Posted: 07/08/2011 10:22 AM
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TWO POLICE cars, a bus and several shops were set alight in north London yesterday evening (Aug 6) after a protest, which followed the killing of a 29-year-old man who was gunned down by police earlier this week, turned nasty.

Members of the community in Tottenham, north London, gathered outside Tottenham police station calling for answers into the killing of Mark Duggan on Thursday night (Aug 4).

The father of five received two fatal bullet wounds in a pre-planned operation to arrest him.

The sting had been organised in partnership with Trident, the Met’s special unit for investigating gun crime within the black community.

“It was like fire in Babylon,” one protestor told The Voice.

“People wanted answers from the police and they weren’t saying anything, which got some people fired up.

“It’s a shame that a peaceful protest had to come to this.” they said.