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Waking up to find the house surrounded by flames! - in Tottenham

Waking up to find the house surrounded by flames! - in Tottenham

Sharon had gone to sleep on the evening of 7th August when she woke to find the buildings around her house on fire. She made sure her grandchild was safe, and then was out in the street in her pyjamas, fearing that her own house would burn. Still,like so many others, Sharon loves the Tottenham community and sees the positives which have come out of the riots

A perspective on the Tottenham riots by a young local resident

A perspective on the Tottenham riots by a young local resident

Sabrina was horrified to think that people she knew from her community were taking part in rioting but, like many of her friends and neighbours, she understands why it happened, and is keen that important lessons should be learned - especially that young people should be listened to.

Life for Young People in Tottenham

Life for Young People in Tottenham

Funmi describes how it feels to see the reaction of people when you say you come from Tottenham. She is angry with the politicians who have blamed "criminals" for the riots when she believes it is to do with cuts in services for young people. And she is even angrier that no-one has asked the young people of the area what they think are the reasons for the troubles.

Riots in Tottenham

Riots in Tottenham

Clasford Stirling is a Community Worker in Tottenham. He was shocked by the outbreak of rioting in the community, but says that much of it is to do with youth unemployment, and poor policing by officers from outside of the area.

THE TOTTENHAM RIOTS

THE TOTTENHAM RIOTS

David Lammy is the Member of Parliament for Tottenham. He was horrified at the outbreak of violence and rioting in his constituency in August 2011 - especially as this was the second time in 25 years that Tottenham has been the scene of disturbances of this kind. David points out that Tottenham is the most ethnically diverse postcode in Britain, and maybe the world - and he draws some hope in the positive response of the the community to the riots.