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Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest

Clashes erupt over shooting of a 29-year-old man who was killed after an exchange of gunfire with police

Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Protestors face off against riot police lines on Tottenham High Road. About 200 people rained missiles and bottles on riot officers near Tottenham district police station after a street protest over the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week turned violent (Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
A fire burns at a construction site during a riot after youths protest against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England. Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan died August 4 after being shot by police in Tottenham, north London (Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London. Rioters throwing petrol bombs battled police in a economically deprived district of London overnight, setting patrol cars, buildings and a double-decker bus on fire in some of the worst disorder seen in the capital for recent years (Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Mounted police and riot officers on foot in turn charged the crowd to push them back (Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Eight officers were taken to hospital, one with head injuries, as rioters smashed windows and looted buildings including banks, shops and a supermarket and torched three police cars in the main road near the local police station (Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
The trouble broke out on Saturday night following a peaceful demonstration over the shooting of Mark Duggan, 29, who was killed after an exchange of gunfire with police on Thursday (Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
A double decker bus burns as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on August 6, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Duggan had been in a taxi when it was stopped by armed officers as part of a pre-planned operation(Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Although there have been riots in other European countries linked to austerity measures to tackle large national debts, London police and local community leaders said anger at Duggan's shooting was the cause of the riot (AFP/Getty Images)
Crowds attack police, burn cars after UK protest
Tottenham has a large number of ethnic minorities and includes areas with the highest unemployment rates in London (AFP/Getty Images)