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Manchester Riots: Video of shops looted as violence spreads beyond London

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Uploaded on Aug 10, 2011

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In the northwestern city of Manchester, hundreds of youths - some looking as young as 10 - rampaged through the city centre hurling bottles and stones at police and vandalising stores. Thousands of extra police officers flooded into London on Wednesday in a bid to end Britain's worst rioting in a generation. An eerie calm prevailed in the capital, but unrest spread across England on a fourth night of violence driven by diverse and brazen crowds of young people. Scenes of ransacked stores, torched cars and blackened buildings frightened and outraged Britons just a year before their country is to host the summer Olympic Games, bringing demands for a tougher response from law enforcement.

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