Zaharah Othman wrote in her Facebook status today: "
Indeed, if you read about what's going on, you cannot imagine that something like THIS is taking place in London.
Here's an excerpt from a news report:
"The riots started over the weekend in London's Tottenham area. The riots originally started as a protest against the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by armed police.
Monday's violence started in Hackney after a man was stopped and searched by police but nothing was found.
Groups of people began attacking the police in Hackney at about 16:20 BST, throwing rocks and a bin at officers.
Police cars were smashed by youths armed with wooden poles and metal bars. Looters also smashed their way into shops before being dispersed by police.
Nine police forces from other parts of the country have assisted in providing support to the capital city, as well as the City of London Police and British Transport Police.
However, eyewitnesses have reported that as trouble spread across the city, there were often few police officers around when violence flared."(Photo is of a woman jumping for her life from a building. source: Daily Mirror)