UK Riots

On the 4th of August 2011, Mark Duggan, a Tottenham local was shot dead by police on suspicion of planning an attack and possession of a Handgun. The riots spread like wildfire across the Capital at first and then over the week, the entire country. The BBC played a large part in the reporting of the riots and kept an up-to date map and timeline of events as they happened. During the riots more and more videos sprung up of residents condemning the actions of the rioters and showed the majority of England’s true feelings. As the riots died down, Facebook saw a large rise in pictures taken by  looters of their spoils, which aided the police in their largely successful clean-up and prosecution campaign.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: