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Riots on the Streets: What can we learn?
Riots on the Streets:What can we Learn?
Urban riots broke out across England in 2011, the worst since those of the 1980s. Then, as now, political authorities initially saw them as pure criminality. But is it coincidental that both eras are characterised by deepening inequality and economic crisis? What can the 1980s tell us about keeping the peace in troubled times? Are there lessons to be learnt in community relations and how communities are listened to or policed?
Speakers included Sharon Grant (Bernie Grant Trust), Sir Philip Mawer (Secretary to the Scarman Report), Professor Tim Newburn (LSE) and Devon Thomas (Community Activist). The event was chaired by Hugh Muir (The Guardian).