A British police watchdog group said it will meet Sunday with the family of a man whose death allegedly at the hands of officers led to riots in north London.
Demonstrators on Saturday night burned police cars, a bus and buildings to protest the death of Mark Duggan. They pelted officers with bottles and bricks as police in riot gear charged at the crowd and blocked off streets.
A double-decker bus and some buildings were also set ablaze, sending bright orange flames shooting into the night sky.
At least 42 people were arrested and 26 officers injured, police said Sunday.
“The rioting in Tottenham last night was utterly unacceptable,” Downing Street said Sunday. “There is no justification for the aggression the police and the public faced, or for the damage to property.”
The protests started peacefully Saturday night when about 30 friends and relatives of the victim gathered outside Tottenham police station to protest the fatal shooting of Duggan during a traffic stop.
Duggan was killed after shots were fired when police stopped a cab Thursday in an attempted arrest, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.
The 29-year-old was a passenger in the cab, the commission said without elaborating who shot him or why the cab was stopped.
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