Since last Thursday and the death of a black British citizen, Marc Duggan, by the police, a wave of riots has rosen in Tottenham, in the north of London.
These riots made call back the 1981 race riots in Toxteth (Liverpool suburbs) or the 1985 race riots in Brixton or other London suburbs to the British. Moreover, reinforcing the parallelism between the situation in the 80s and now, the government is headed by a Tory at 10 Dowming Street (Margareth Thatcher in the 80s, David Cameron since last year ), with a British economy and society in crisis, a mistrust between the population (having Caribbean, African or Indian origins for instance) and law enforcment.
P.S: Here is on video, one of The Clash songs, The guns of Brixton, written and sung by the bass player, Paul Simonon, who grew up in Brixton and described the exactions of the police towards the population, composed by Caribbean people in majority (influencing Simonon with reggae music). The song dated from 1979, 2 years before the riots. Premonitory! ^^