London riots

"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets

A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets.

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu on Vancouver riot arrests

"Canada is not Britain, the courts are different, the riots were different,” Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said at a news conference at police headquarters today, in response to the public outrage...

UK riots: Operation Cup of Tea helps British anti-rioters fight back

We're not all looters and thugs, insist English anti-rioters who are fighting the damage caused by the riot by staying at home and enjoying a nice cup of tea.  Sam Pepper, a 22-year-old Brit who...

London riots: e-petition for stripping rioters of benefits gets 100,000 signatures

Over 100,000 people have signed the online petition to strip rioters in England of their government benefits and evict them from their government-subsidized council homes. The e-petition, started by...

London riots: When the riots reach your doorstep

Read the reaction of co-workers at an office in North London, as reported by a former VO editor, as they receive word that looters are on their way.

UK rioters face "swift justice"

"Two people already jailed for their part in last night's disorder – swift justice," Greater Manchester Police tweeted. Reportedly, the two men have been sentenced 10 and 16 weeks for public order...

London riots: UK burns as violence spreads across nation

It's anarchy in the UK. Although police calmed London, riots have spread across the country to Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. Although Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron...

London riots: Social media sparks clean up and rioter identification

In the early aftermath of the London riots, social media such as Facebook and twitter have mobilized people to help clean up the damaged streets. As with the Vancouver riot cleanup, many...

London riots caused by "futureless youth" in UK?

The first fatality has been claimed in the London riots, while arrests have climbed to nearly 700, according to the Guardian.  The trigger of the riots was the police shooting of a young black...