|London 2012 Olympics: Chef de Missions seminar amidst |
LONDON (August 9) - The riots, ignited from Tottenham (north London) on Saturday (August 6) night after police shot dead Mark Duggan on Thursday night in an apparent gunfight, have spread across London on Tuesday night.
Riots spread in Croydon, Peckham and Lewisham in the south of the city, while gangs of looters roamed the streets of Hackney in the east, Clapham in the south, Camden in the north and Ealing in the west.
Rioting could hardly have come at a worse time for London 2012 with representatives from nearly 200 countries in the capital to attend the Chef de Missions seminar to discuss preparations for next year.
Rioters not only set different buildings on fire but also looting spree was reported in the areas hit by the worst rioting in the capital in years.
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