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Red Cross chief: 'Britain could face more riots'

The Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that Britain could face further riots as a result of the economic crisis.

Yves Daccord also said he believes there is the prospect of further violence throughout Europe, drawing parallels with the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

Speaking to The World At One, Mr Daccord said: "If the economic pressure on people goes on, yes it will have a social impact on people.

"And if young people especially don't see any future, any options, you might be confronted also with unrest - like in 2011 - and there is no reason that this unrest will not repeat itself one day."

  • 07 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK