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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Riots

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David Cameron defends tough sentencing for rioters
Meanwhile, police in London say they have charged 1,000 people in relation to last week’s rioting and looting.
Two men get four years' jail for creating pro-riot Facebook pages
Two men who posted messages encouraging others to loot their home town are given four years’ imprisonment each.
London police used BlackBerry messages to foil attacks
Police were sent to areas at high risk of rioting and looting after detectives checked through the messages of handsets taken from people allegedly involved in the violence.
Former FBI, NASA man tracks laptop thief
Greg Martin’s MacBook Pro was stolen during the London riots last week – but tracking software helped him photograph the alleged thief as they used it.
Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight
Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.
Teenage boy charged with murdering pensioner in London riots
Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was attacked as he tried to put out a fire started by rioters near his home.
MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data
The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In your fix today: Dublin Fire Brigade faces a staff crisis, the regal origins of the Laois bog body, the girl who sleeps 23 hours a day, and what it’s like to see snow for the first time…
Cameron: Britain must tackle 'moral collapse'
David Cameron insists “social problems that have been festering for decades” in Britain must be tackled head-on, while the Opposition has called for a full public inquiry into the cause of the riots.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures
Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?
In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.
Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya
A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.
Man attacked during riots dies
Meanwhile, UK police sources have criticised David Cameron for blaming them for not anticipating the scale of the rioting.
Mother sees daughter rioting on TV - and calls the police
Courts have been open around the clock as justice is meted out to those involved in the riots earlier this week.
Column: Riots show the worst in us, but also the best
As English cities struggle to recover from several nights of rioting, London councillor Mike Harris looks at the aftermath.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Tough jail sentences for looters, Republican election hopefuls gear up for debate in the US, €50,000 on urinals for men caught short in Dublin, and U2 featuring… Jedward?
Student jailed for six months for looting a case of water in London
The 23-year-old student has said he’s ashamed of his actions. He stole the water from a Lidl store in Brixton.
Organising chairman Coe stays mum on London riots
Although no Olympic venues have been touched by the violence, London and its organizing committee have taken a big publicity hit.
Cameron: "The fightback has well and truly begun"
Speaking in the Commons today, the British prime minister said the army would not be drafted in to help deal with unrest, but said police would be given extra powers.
Riots force Spurs' Premier League opener to be postponed
Ongoing unrest in Britain causes disruption to the first weekend of Premier League action.
London police raid houses over riots
Several courts sat through the night to deal with the number of arrests over the nights of rioting and looting across several English cities.
'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure
Cities across England were relatively quiet last night, but police have warned of a possible “catastrophe” should riots break out again.
Manchester Police: "If you want to commit disorder, we'll lock you up"
Police have tweeted warnings to those intent on causing violence, while there has been a small standoff between officers and a gang in London.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: first jail sentences following UK riots, is a bailout on the way for Cyprus, the Lord Mayor in a poncho, and creating a beard out of thin air…
First people jailed in connection with UK riots
One man had been arrested on suspicion of murder in Birmingham. One thousand people have now been arrested across the UK.
Man fights for his life after riot confrontation
The man confronted rioters as he tried to put out a fire in Ealing, west London.
Support shown for young man robbed during riots
The mystery young man seen bleeding and then robbed in a YouTube video has been identified. Now, people are being asked to ‘do something nice’ for him.
Column: 'Young girls dared each other to go and loot something'
Hayley Matthews was trapped with brick-throwing rioters as the looting spread to Salford in north-west England. She writes about her experiences.
Blow to music industry after Sony warehouse burns
Dublin-based [PIAS] Ireland was one of the businesses affected. It is encouraging people to support independent labels who lost stock in the fire by downloading music from their websites.
UN Security Council attacked for inaction on England riots... by Iran
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wonders why the Security Council is “silent” as British citizens lash out against their government.
Tough words from PM David Cameron to rioters
As police get ready to make arrests based on CCTV footage, he said that “phoney concerns about human rights” will not get in the way of publishing pictures of rioters.
Why do people riot?
Various experts and journalists have been giving their verdict on why the UK riots started. And we take a look at how the rioters are communicating.
In pictures: Riots spread to new cities
Videos and photographs of last night’s violence have emerged, showing the full scale of the disorder.