200 arrested in London riots


More than 200 people have been detained for complicity in Saturday’s riots in London. The arrests came after a peaceful demonstration against government-proposed austerity measures degenerated into  violence in the city downtown.

Police say that the  an estimated 1,000 or so people who went on a rampage on the city’s main Oxford Street smashing shop windows, ATMs and cafes were in no way connected with the protesters.

Saturday’s demonstration which, according to various estimates, brought together up to half a million people, was Britain’s biggest in eight years.

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