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Click here to see a sequence of tweets about tonight's riots:

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Some tweets from about half past ten on Saturday night. 

These are just tweets, not an opinion or any attempt to gauge the truth.

Tags: riots, tottenham

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Blimey. Here's Youtube footage of the looting in Wood Green, courtesy of HoL: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=woodgreen+looting&aq=f

 

This one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAII_KuXfsE at about 1m50s features orderly queues of looters waiting their turn outside JD sports. 

Some reports suggest only big stores were looted, and local people's businesses were left alone.

Clearly this had little to do with the shooting earlier in the week and was simple opportunism. 

Is there any evidence whether the police callously murdered an innocent man, or if they were compelled to defend themselves against an armed drug dealer. I've heard both versions.

This report in the Guardian seems calm and sets out details of the rioting.

It appears that the article referred to here was not alarmist. The video clips and photos seem to show disaffected young men taking part in the looting.

Disturbances in Enfield the next day http://storify.com/opinionn8/knock-on-effects-in-enfield

 

And this from the Telegraph

Nick de Bois, Conservative MP for Enfield North, said the disorder in Enfield was encouraged via social media websites:

"There seems to have been a very well organised campaign over social media to try to engineer trouble here in Enfield. It has almost become a self-fulfilling prophecy," he told LBC radio.

"There is no element of injustice that they are here for. They are here quite simply to cause trouble, to hurt local businesses and shops. This is nothing more than illegal criminal behaviour and I just hope that if the police conclude their investigation, that they do make arrests and those that are guilty receive a serious punishment from the courts."

 

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