2 years ago today: Hackney and Brixton Riots

More photos, some previously unpublished, from the August 2011 riots. After Tottenham, riots and looting spread across London. Stretching in to the second and third days and nights, I covered the disorder on the Pembury Estate in Hackney, where several photographers – including myself – were assaulted. And in Brixton where I witnessed looted and gutted shops.

On the afternoon of the 8th, hundreds of people and police were on and around Mare Street in Hackney.


Perhaps the worst violence I saw was on the Pembury Estate, where local shops and cars were looted and burned and where police and rioters faced each other down.

Later that night I was in Brixton where many shops were destroyed and some looters were arrested.

I aim to publish another set tomorrow, from the 9th August.

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