Added police presence calms rioting in England

Added police presence calms rioting in England
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:39am

Extra police on the streets helped keep calm in cities across England after four nights of rioting. There were still some skirmishes. People threw objects at police in the South London neighborhood of Eltham. Roads were closed in North London's Tottenham district where the riots started saturday night.

The disorder has embarrassed authorities and left communities ransacked. Police arrested more than 1000 people across England, and courts worked through the night to process cases. Shops in Tottenham bore the signs of looting and arson. The majority of the rioting has been in the poorest areas of London, were poverty and unemployment are problems for the local government.

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