Showing Archived Posts

Violent Protest Staged in Troubled London District

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Several British police officers were injured and a number of people arrested when rioting broke out late Saturday in a depressed district of London, Britain’s capital. A protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man by police on Thursday that started peacefully suddenly turned violent. Several buildings, cars and a double-decker bus were set […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Arson, Looting in London Riot

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 11:00 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A heavy police presence patrolled the north London neighborhood of Tottenham early Sunday, after a peaceful march Saturday night to protest the police shooting of a young man turned violent. Police say about 300 rioters clashed with officers in front of the Tottenham police station and set ablaze two patrol cars, a double-decker bus and […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Mexican Prison Riot Leaves 17 Dead

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Mexican authorities say 17 people were killed and two others wounded during a prison riot in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Police said Tuesdy gunshots could be heard coming from inside the Cereso prison. The Norte newspaper reported that some of the prisoners may have been dressed as prison guards. Meanwhile, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Hector […]

Tags: , , Posted in Americas

Chinese Court Jails 6 For Roles in Guangdong Riot

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Chinese state media say six people have been given jail terms for their parts in a three-day riot in southern Guangdong province last month. The official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday the sentences ranged from nine months to three and a half years. They were handed down a day earlier by the People’s Court in […]

Tags: , Posted in East Asia Pacific

Venezuelan Troops Try to Retake Control of Prison

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Venezuelan national guard troops have launched an operation to retake control of a prison where 22 people died in rioting by inmates earlier this week. The troops stormed the prison Friday, igniting a gunfight with armed inmates. A Venezuelan deputy minister, Nestor Reverol, says at least six of the troops suffered gunshot wounds. Officials say […]

Tags: , , Posted in Americas

19 Killed in Venezuelan Prison Riot

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Venezuela’s minister of interior and justice says the death toll from a Sunday prison riot has risen to 19. Tareck El Aissami said Tuesday that as many as 20 inmates were wounded in the violence that erupted at the El Rodeo prison. Overcrowding and violence are common in Venezuelan prisons. President Hugo Chavez’s government has […]

Tags: , Posted in Americas


June 2024
« Jan