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Police shooting sparks riot in north London

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A double decker bus burns as riot police try to contain a large group of people on a main road in Tottenham, north London on Aug.6. Two police cars were set ablaze in north London on Saturday following a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in an armed stand-off with officers. The patrol cars were torched as dozens gathered outside the police station on the High Road in Tottenham.

Vanessa Robinson told the BBC said she had joined the original protest outside the police station and it had begun peacefully.

She said the situation turned into "absolute chaos."

Maria Robinson, who lives in Tottenham, described the situation as "absolutely manic".

She said people were throwing bottles, making bottle bombs, setting fires and shops had been broken into.

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