BIRMINGHAM – Three Muslim youngsters, all from Pakistani origin, have died in Birmingham trying to protect their community as the British riots raged for a fourth night.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Witnesses claimed they were mowed down in a hit and run in the central England city in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Police said a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene and a third died later in hospital.
According to observers the protesters and rioters are of the view that this rebellion is against recent scandals involving police bribes and politician expense reports. But most of the British still think that the gang culture is the core motive behind recent riots which started last weekend after police shot dead a black man, Mark Duggan, in an apparent gunfight.
After four nights of rioting in London, an unprecedented 16-thousand officers were deployed Wednesday for what UK Prime Minister David Cameron said would be a ‘fightback’ to do “whatever is necessary” to not let a “culture of fear” take over its streets.
On the other hand, courts have started hearings for arrested rioters some of whom are as young as 11 years old, which is really alarming.