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Wed August 10, 2011
NPR Story

British MP Remembers Riots Nearly 30 Years Ago

London's riots grew after a peaceful vigil outside Tottenham police station spiraled out of control. Twenty-six years ago, a similar riot in the area sparked a lasting debate about policing and social integration in Britain. Steve Inskeep talks to David Lammy, a life-long resident of Tottenham and its Member of Parliament, about the social and economic problems within his community.

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