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On the night of Thursday, Aug. 4, a 29-year-old father of four (Mark Duggan) with reported links to London gangs was shot and killed by officers in London's Scotland Yard. Five days later, more than 500 people have been arrested, at least 111 police officers have been injured, one person has died and several buildings have been completely engulfed in flames in one of the largest riots in England's modern history.

Contributing causes of riots:
- Death of Mark Duggan
- Tripling of cost of college tuition
- Decline of social programs
- Unemployment
- Wealth disparity
- Corruption (eg Rupert Murdoch and Scotland Yard)
- Recreational violence, lawnessless
- Anger at government
- Greed, jealousy, envy
- Breakdown of families


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Posted: 2011-08-09 23:20:15

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