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10 Images of Riots in London


The random violence which has gripped London for three days spread like a fever across the UK overnight, leaving a trail of destruction. Smashed windows, looted shops and thousands of cars on fire in a number of cities.

Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London after youths protested against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England.







Mounted police ride in front of a burning building in Tottenham, north London, on August 7, 2011.




A rioter throws a rock at riot police in Clarence Road in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England.




A police officer helps an injured officer as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London, on August 8, 2011.




Looters rampage through a convenience store in Hackney, east London August 8, 2011. Youths hurled missiles at police in northeast London on Monday as violence broke out in the British capital for a third night.




British police officers arrest a man as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London, on August 8, 2011. 




Looters run from a clothing store in Peckham, London August 8, 2011. Riots spread to new areas of London on Monday while looting also erupted in the city of Birmingham as Britain's worst unrest in decades escalated in a third night of violence.




Police officers patrol the streets as a large fire engulfs shops and residential properties in Croydon, on August 9, 2011 in London, England.




Police officers patrol the streets as a large fire engulfs shops and residential properties in Croydon, on August 9, 2011 in London, England.

A policeman walks past the charred remains of the Reeves furniture store in Croydon, south of London, on August 9, 2011.

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