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England & Wales,United Kingdom,Scotland,Northern Ireland

10 August 2011

Foreign Policy (USA)

This week's riots in Britain, which have spread from the north London neighborhood of Tottenham to the cities of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester, were sparked by the Aug. 4 shooting by police of a 29-year old London man. The victim, Mark Duggan, was carrying a weapon, though tests show he did not fire it. But Britain has long been well known for having an unarmed police force. Is that still the case? Yes, but there are an increasing number of exceptions. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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