Uprising in Tottenham

”– What happened?”
”– Bang bang.”
”– Bang bang.”
”– On August 6th 2011 they started marching to the police station.”
”– They were shouting: We want answers!”
”– We want answers!”
”– We want answers.”
”– We want answers.”
”– Then what happened?”
”– Well it depends who you ask, but a 16-year old who approached the police was beaten with batons and riot shields and had head injuries.”
”– Then what happened?”
”– Was that when it happened?”
”– Bang!”
”– But it depends who you ask because there are those who say that none of it was connected – the shots, the batons, the riot shields, and what came after.”

 

/from Shoresh/The Ground is On Fire

 

August 4th, 2011 a person was shot and killed by the police. Two days later protests started in Tottenham, London, but soon spread to other cities. Thousands of people were arrested.