Riot hits north London after police shooting death
The gritty north London neighborhood of Tottenham exploded in anger Saturday night after a young man was shot to death by police.
Two patrol cars, a building and a double-decker bus were torched as rioters clashed with officers in front of the Tottenham Police Station, where people had gathered to demand "justice" for the death of a 29-year-old killed in an apparent gunfight.
Sirens could be heard across the city as authorities rushed reinforcements to the scene. Officers in riot gear and on horseback pushed up against the demonstrators.
Miles from the tourist hotspots of central London, Tottenham is one of the most deprived areas in all of England, with nearly half of all children living in poverty. The area is very diverse and home to one of the capital's biggest black populations.