Brixton remains closed after overnight riots and looting – photos

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Violence and looting broke out around Brixton’s town centre yesterday, with several local businesses hit and several reports of assaults taking place.  Most of the town centre remains cordoned off, with the tube station closed all day.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

The violence followed after a successful and comparatively trouble free Brixton Splash festival, with looting and arson attacks going on till the small hours.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

All the shops in the town centre was closed off and the street sealed off.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Morleys Department store was targeted.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Onlookers (and frustrated shoppers) at Electric Avenue.

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Arguments break out on Brixton Road.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos |

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Satellite TV van on Coldharbour Lane.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

More media vehicles in Windrush Square.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Crowds gather by the southern Brixton Road cordon.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

A deserted Brixton Road which is normally packed with shoppers at this time of day.

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

Brixton riots aftermath - photos

The Brixton Ritzy was swarmed by media, busily filing reports.

More: Updates and discussion about the riot on our bulletin boards

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