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The war on Britain’s streets

20 August 2011

2:40 PM

20 August 2011

2:40 PM

Police in Birmingham have released this extraordinary footage of people firing shots at lines of police officers during the riots. As Iain Duncan Smith says in this week’s magazine, the riots were a wake-up call. This video shows what looks like
gangs, about three dozen of them in masks, not just trashing buildings but discharging firearms at unarmed police. The West Midlands chief constable, Chris Sims, released the footage this morning
and said he believes there is a "concerted and organised attempt" to kill or injure police.

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