From the Guardian:
Two police patrol cars, a passenger bus and several shops were attacked and set alight in north London as violence erupted following a protest to demand justice over a fatal police shooting.
Police on horseback and officers in riot gear clashed with scores of rioters armed with makeshift missiles in the centre of Tottenham as thick, black smoke swirled through the air.
At one point, rioters broke through police ranks and attempted to storm Tottenham's police station, pelting officers with bricks and bottles.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the trouble began when "missiles" were thrown at parked patrol cars at 8.30pm. He said one was pushed, blazing, into the middle of Tottenham High Street. Neither of the two officers who had been driving the cars were injured.
Interesting how I went to a police killing protest today across the pond in calm as a cucumber America. I have been in crazy protests in Athens so I know first hand what a real protest looks like. Today roughly 500 protesters gathered outside the Fullerton Police Department. People held signs, said their chants and cars honked as they drove by. But the permit expired at 3:00 pm and then everyone had to go home. No worries for the FPD. Now contrast this scene from the one in London where the people got angry and tried to storm the police station. They even lit two police cars on fire. God forbid someone threw a coke can at the FPD station today. Could you imagine the police response? I bet everyone would be told to disperse IMMEDIATELY AS PLAYTIME WOULD BE OVER! Oh sure here in the US you can have your little few hour protest, hold your sign and then go home. But that doesn't leave a message.
Instead of the government fearing us we fear the government. Sometimes a smashed window leaves a far deeper message then a sign that says "no more police brutality." Sorry guys but I will say it Americans have turned into a bunch of pussies. Even the boomers let the establishment have it with their protests back in the 70's. They would literally battle with the police, get bruised up and all that good stuff. If any of you have been to a recent American "protest" then you know what I'm talking about. Curious to see when some passion and emotion comes back into the American soul.