Rioting in Tottenham on 7 August
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London riots: 'People feel like caged animals'

High population density levels, poverty and unemployment are to blame for scenes of unrest in Tottenham over the weekend, according to a local resident.

Speaking to the BBC, Rizwana Hamid said there was a sense of "animals being caged" in the area, which had led to "a boiling up of tensions"

More than 100 people were arrested and 35 police officers injured in two nights of rioting and looting in Tottenham, Enfield, Walthamstow and Brixton.

  • 08 Aug 2011
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