Videos tagged with 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
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.
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.
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.