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UK: Londoners gather at police station following Duggan verdict00:36

UK: Londoners gather at police station following Duggan verdict

United Kingdom, London
January 9, 2014 at 01:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK: Londoners gather at police station following Duggan verdict

All was calm early Thursday morning outside Tottenham Police Station in London, during a gathering held just hours after a London court ruled that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by the Metropolitan Police in the summer of 2011. The scene was tense initially, with friends and family of Mark Duggan on one side of the street and a heavy police presence on the other. However the crowds quickly dispersed leaving just a small group.

Duggan's death triggered the London riots of summer 2011, where social unrest spread for three days across the capital and other major English cities. The riots began following a demonstration outside Tottenham Police Station, scene of Thursday's gathering.

Frantic scenes were observed Wednesday outside London's Royal Courts of Justice, after a jury decided by 8:2 that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by the Metropolitan Police in the summer of 2011.

Despite agreeing by 9:1 that Duggan was not armed at the time of the police shooting, the court ruled that Duggan did have a gun in his possession before throwing it from the taxi he was in at the time. There is no forensic evidence linking the gun found at the scene to Mark Duggan. The police, however, stopped the vehicle on suspicion that Duggan was armed. Numerous community leaders, including Tottenham MP David Lammy, have called for a rigourous review. The family of Mark Duggan labelled the killing an "execution", vowing to continue their legal battle.

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UK: Londoners gather at police station following Duggan verdict

All was calm early Thursday morning outside Tottenham Police Station in London, during a gathering held just hours after a London court ruled that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by the Metropolitan Police in the summer of 2011. The scene was tense initially, with friends and family of Mark Duggan on one side of the street and a heavy police presence on the other. However the crowds quickly dispersed leaving just a small group.

Duggan's death triggered the London riots of summer 2011, where social unrest spread for three days across the capital and other major English cities. The riots began following a demonstration outside Tottenham Police Station, scene of Thursday's gathering.

Frantic scenes were observed Wednesday outside London's Royal Courts of Justice, after a jury decided by 8:2 that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by the Metropolitan Police in the summer of 2011.

Despite agreeing by 9:1 that Duggan was not armed at the time of the police shooting, the court ruled that Duggan did have a gun in his possession before throwing it from the taxi he was in at the time. There is no forensic evidence linking the gun found at the scene to Mark Duggan. The police, however, stopped the vehicle on suspicion that Duggan was armed. Numerous community leaders, including Tottenham MP David Lammy, have called for a rigourous review. The family of Mark Duggan labelled the killing an "execution", vowing to continue their legal battle.