LONDON — A gritty north London neighborhood erupted in violence overnight with rioters setting buildings and cars ablaze, looting shops and clashing with police after the shooting of a local man by the Metropolitan Police.
Police warned Sunday morning that there were still “isolated pockets of criminality in the Tottenham area” and officers were being deployed on the streets in the neighborhood after London's worst riots in years left 26 officers and three residents injured. Authorities took 42 people into custody.
Anyone in London know more? Am I just a silly American for thinking that riots aren't all that common in London?