LONDON — Bonfire Night turned into chaos in central London on Wednesday as thousands of activists overtook the city as part of the Million Masks March, organised by activist group Anonymous. Ten people were arrested during the evening...Show More Summary
Yesterday, for the first time since moving to London, I felt scared. I left my office in Southwark at about 6pm, and arrived in Peckham twenty minutes later to find hundreds of masked and hooded kids running up and down...
A number of explanations, from welfare dependence and social exclusion, to racism and excess consumerism are proffered to explain how a peaceful protest unraveled and spread so quickly into rioting and looting over the last week across London. However, now...
Sam Claflin stops to pose at the premiere and photo call for his new film The Riot Club held at The BFI Southbank on Monday (September 15) in London, England. The 28-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his co-stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, and Sam Claflin. The Riot [...]
The London riots are given the documentary treatment.
The cast of The Riot Club gather outside the Corinthia Hotel in London on Wednesday afternoon (September 10). Stars Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Sam Claflin all gathered for a photo call for the film just ahead of the film’s release. Opening on September 19th, the movie is set amongst the [...]
If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary
Welcome back from the weekend! It's chilly in London but it's all sunshine in New York. And now, here's what people will be chatting about on Monday. 1. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have reached a new level of violence after police imposed a curfew. Show More Summary
She was known as the 'Hackney Heroine' – a brave, black woman who confronted looters in her neighbourhood during the London Riots of 2011. But now Pauline Pearce may be known as the London Loony after a Telegraph comment piece in which she claims that the gentrification of her area by "white hipsters" may cause further unrest. Show More Summary
To an economist, tougher sentencing in the wake of the 2011 riots offers a fascinating natural experiment The third anniversary of the 2011 London riots is this week. They erupted so suddenly and spread so quickly across the capital and to other English cities that at the time the disintegration of British society seemed, if […]
Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police. A Reuters...Show More Summary
Peaceful protest held in London while demonstrators in Paris defy ban on protests and clash with riot police.
Sounds like: Freelance Whales, Ra Ra Riot, Misterwives Song: Sykes - Gold Dust What's so good? It may be a almost a year and a half on since I last heard from London trio Sykes, but by no means does this mean I forgotthem. Their OutShow More Summary
'I’ll always remember the initial days of the Shoreditch art scene in the mid-‘90s; things were fresh and new and we had our part of London to run riot' This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. My London: Chris McMuck
An eight-armed drone designed to fire dye markers, pepper spray pellets, plastic bullets, and other "less-lethal" ammunition was shown off in London this week. Read the rest
The Metropolitan police have apologised for wrongfully threatening to arrest pro-life campaigners for holding a prayer vigil outside a London abortion facility Police used a draconian ‘riot law’ legislation usually employed to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force the three women to move away from the BPAS clinic in Twickenham. Officers issued the group […]
by Peter Saunders The Metropolitan police have apologised for wrongfully threatening to arrest pro-life campaigners for holding a prayer vigil outside a London abortion facility. Police used a draconian ‘riot law’ legislation usually employed to disperse rioters and football hooligans to force the three women…
An armored 1979 Land Rover Series III is on eBay right now, which supposedly enforced order in the siege of London's Iranian embassy in 1980 and the London Poll Tax Riots ten years later. Seller also claims the Rover retired to TV stardom on "Juliet Bravo." Pedigree or no, it's a beautiful beast. Read more...
The London neighborhood of Brixton, long one of the capital’s most downtrodden areas, has recently seen a quickening in its decades-long gentrification.
This series was shot at the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Center in Gravesend, Kent, a mock town that has been built purely so that young police officers can run around it, learning how to deal with angry mobs. The place is...Show More Summary