England riots 2011

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The England riots, 10 years on: ‘Young people were watching their futures disappear before their eyes’
When the 2011 riots broke out, they were widely dismissed as plain criminality. A new work by artist Baff Akoto tells a different story – and shows how the civil unrest implicates us all

Jack Shenker

06, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Why did it take years to appreciate the grievances that sparked the 2011 riots? | Stephen Reicher
The media and politicians consistently blame the madness of crowds, says psychologist Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher

06, Aug, 2021 @10:09 AM

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A decade after the riots, so little has been learned
Letters: Keith Flett on enduring anger at a system that delivers for the few, Prof Joe Sim on punitive retribution, and Andy Stelman on lessons unlearned

Letters

03, Aug, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in England riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor
Custodial sentences for rioters were much harsher, despite a fifth never having committed a crime before

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

01, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘The Mark Duggan case was a catalyst’: the 2011 England riots 10 years on
Key voices reflect on events that sparked civil unrest affecting a generation of young people

Aamna Mohdin and Jessica Murray

30, Jul, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn
Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on

Niamh McIntyre, Pamela Duncan and Haroon Siddique

30, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A decade after Tottenham burned, social alienation means riots could happen again | David Lammy
Tory governments have ignored recommendations on family support, youth unemployment and police relations, says David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham

David Lammy

30, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Mark Duggan’s family: police ‘lack courage’ to reopen investigation
Forensic report claims IPCC’s version of events implausible, but Met police refuse to reinvestigate 2011 shooting

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

28, May, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Good Dog review – tapestry of Tottenham life on the eve of riots
Kwaku Mills is a revelation as a boy growing up amid poverty in this touring revival of Arinzé Kene’s crackling, compelling monologue

Mark Fisher

18, Feb, 2019 @10:13 AM

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If the police step up stop-and-search tactics, trouble will follow | John Drury
Our research shows how the strategy contributed to the 2011 London riots, says John Drury, a professor of social psychology

John Drury

31, Jan, 2019 @2:26 PM

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Linton Kwesi Johnson: ‘It was a myth that immigrants didn’t want to fit into British society. We weren’t allowed’
As the Jamaican-born dub poet reflects on decades of race relations in the UK, from the Brixton riots to Windrush, he says young black men carry knives out of fear, and questions how much progress we have made since his time as a teenage Black Panther

Decca Aitkenhead

27, Apr, 2018 @2:48 PM

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A moment that changed me: walking home through the London riots in 2011 | Chimene Suleyman
Writer and poet Chimene Suleyman felt fear when a man came up to her with his face masked by a bandana. But he wanted to help her stay safe

Chimene Suleyman

04, Aug, 2017 @7:00 AM

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