August 9, 2011
A property is on fire Tuesday near Reeves Corner in Croydon, south London. A wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities as authorities struggled to contain the country’s worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s.
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London began nearly tripling the number of police on its streets Tuesday to try to end Britain’s worst rioting in a generation — three nights of looting and burning by poor, diverse and brazen crowds of young people.