Rioters threw petrol bombs at police and buildings. A police cars, a double-decker bus, a supermarket and carpet shop, was set on fire. Crowds of looters smashed shop windows in a retail park and plundering goods from many stores. Teenagers and adults were said to have turned up in cars and filled their boots with stolen items, others arrived on foot and piled shopping trolleys high with looted electronic goods. “The rioting was utterly unacceptable. There is no justification for the aggression the police and the public faced or for the damage to property” said a government.
AT least 15 people died in a weekend of violence. At least seven people were killed by rioters in the city. Two suspects hijacked a truck late Saturday evening, stabbing the driver to death and ramming into pedestrians. The pair later jumped out of the truck and hacked at passers-by. At least six people were killed on the spot and 28 others were injured. One of the rioters died while fighting with local residents, the other was apprehended. “I can’t believe this happened,” said one witness.