More Buildings Set on Fire in London Rioting

By: AP
By: AP

LONDON (AP) -- In a third day of rioting in London, police have
clashed with groups of youths in one part of the city, and vehicles
and buildings have been set on fire in two other deprived
neighborhoods.

In Hackney, East London, dozens of youths attacked shops and
windows on Monday and pelted riot police with fireworks, pieces of
wood and other objects.

South of the River Thames, a building and a bus -- which was not
carrying passengers -- have been set ablaze in Peckham, with thick
clouds of smoke billowing from the scene. In nearby Lewisham, a
line of cars was torched.

The unrest, which began Saturday night, was sparked by a police
shooting, but some blamed unemployment, insensitive policing and
opportunistic looting for the worst violence the city has seen in
years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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