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Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol

Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob. About half an hour later it is set on fire by another group.
Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob. About half an hour later it is set on fire by another group.
Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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A car parked near by residential flats in St Paul's is left after being targetted by roving groups of youths.
Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob. About half an hour later it is set on fire by another group.
Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob.
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Police watch and wait as highly mobile groups of angry youths move about Stokes Croft.
Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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Police vehicles and lights reflected in the windows of a popular Stokes Croft cafe, "The Arts House".
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A brief respite for police on Stokes Croft.
Rioting and Arson spreads to Bristol
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A brief respite for police on Stokes Croft.
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The aftermath, Stokes Croft is littered with burnt rubbish and overturned garbage bins.
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The aftermath, Stokes Croft is littered with burnt rubbish and overturned garbage bins.
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The aftermath, Stokes Croft is littered with burnt rubbish and overturned garbage bins.
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The aftermath, Stokes Croft is littered with burnt rubbish and overturned garbage bins.
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The aftermath, Stokes Croft is littered with burnt rubbish and overturned garbage bins.
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Banksy's "The Mild Mild West"... Tonight, once again, reality is imitating art.
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Mounted police make their way through Stokes Croft as the riotors begin to wind down.
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Tesco Express on Stokes Croft is on the receiving end of the mob's anger.
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob. About half an hour later it is set on fire by another group.
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Small fires fueled by overturned garbage bins were lit across the St Pauls and Stokes Croft areas.
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob. About half an hour later it is set on fire by another group.
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A car is damaged and abandoned in the street near Wilbur Street after being set upon by an angry mob. About half an hour later it is set on fire by another group.
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Riots that had previously been limited to areas of London spread to other regions of the UK with rioting and arson taking place in the St Pauls and Stokes Croft areas of Bristol. United Kingdom. 9th August 2011

Riots that had previously been limited to areas of London have now spread to other regions of the UK. In the late hours of Monday (08/08/2011) a large group of people (approx. 100-200) attempted to enter Bristol's popular Cabot Circus shopping district located close to the centre of the city. It appears the Police and private security managed to prevent any serious incidents from occurring, however the group then turned it's attentions to nearby St Paul's.

The mob broke into smaller highly mobile groups continually moving through the area damaging property and vehicles. The area they covered expanded to include Stokes Croft (Bristol's self titled "Cultural Quarter", setting fires and causing further damage to local businesses. Many more people joined the activity while local riot police, aided by a helicopter and road blocks, attempted to prevent the rioters from settling into a single area for too long and possibly merging into much larger groups.

The damage caused by the group included further attacks on the Tesco Express located on Stokes Croft, the focus of much local resentment and the flashpoint for a previous riot in the area earlier this year.

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