August 7th, 2011
01:28 PM ET

London police say rioters fired at them

A vigil in London held Saturday to honor a man killed by London police turned from peaceful to violent. Rioters threw gas bombs and projectiles at law enforcement, according to the city's Metropolitan Police. Forty-eight people were arrested, officials said on Sunday.

The police are investigating the uprising.

The man whose vigil was taking place was Mark Duggan. He was killed while riding in a cab on Thursday. Police stopped the cab in an attempted arrest, and shots were fired, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.

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  1. HelenHull102951

    Rotten dirty limies. I don't know who to route against. The pigs or the peasant rats. I hope they all shoot one another.

    August 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    I shot some photos of the aftermath of the riots: (I used to live in this exact area of London until a year ago.)

    August 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sherriw

    What is this world becoming?-Another sad situation........

    August 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    I thought the bobbies were unarmed...?

    August 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. yada

    Helen! Say it isn't so! You've dissed on Mexicans, Arabs and now the Brits in the past day and I'm curious to know what your nationality is. Where is all this hatred coming from and why do you feel so superior? Chances are, you're not a purebred anything! Are you a troll, just trying to be funny? Racism is not funny, maam, and please think about the judgemental things you are spewing. It may be an effective way to get attention but it's hurtfull and and nothing positive can be gained from it. Keep in mind, PEOPLE come in different colors and from different cultures but we are ALL still PEOPLE. There are good and bad people in every walk of life. Whatever happened in your life to fill you with such hate, I am so sorry. May you find, one day, that a little love goes a long way. Peace.

    August 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy


    August 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Perhaps Helen is really Archie Bunker...

    August 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    I want a bloody tea. Long live the Queen of England. Hear. Hear. @banasy: hi.

    August 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |

    wait a tick.... isn't that what the katrina cops said the black people did...?

    August 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Måd Råp3r

    I'm about as pro-riot as it comes but frankly for once I hope the cops roll in and stomp everyone. Some drug dealer shoots at pigs, pig catches round in clunky radio, dealer eats double mp5 sandwich. Idiots riot/loot/pillage in own neighborhood.

    August 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    @Cesar: hi.

    August 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    Hey sista and hey Cesar!

    August 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    This articles the first Ive heard about this . Would be nice to know more about the victim and just WHY the police (their explanation )shot him ?

    August 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    And shouldnt there be an agency independent of the police investigating ?

    August 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    I'm sure England has some form of IA, and they will investigate it...I, too would like to know, as we never hear anything like this happening in England.

    August 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
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