In the event of his death his drug customers and some others who knew him protested in front of the Police Station and the protest spread out absurdly from there far and wide like wild fire.
There is a general presumption that the riots were masterminded by the disgruntled sections of society like Afro-Caribbean minorities against Government move to take away subsidies and cut social service expenses as an austerity measure to tide over financial problems facing the nation. It is only partly true, for, the whites had also been active in looting and burning vehicles. It was proving how people would behave if let off from the hooks of law. Boredom’ was one honest reply when a youth was asked the reason for his presence in the riot. The unemployment rate is high in U.K.now, though it only partly answer the problems for the riots.
Perhaps the riots too serve some purpose in a perverse way to bring down the pressure built up in the minds of disgruntled people in the society which might in turn give relative calm for some period.