English riots 2011 – the rioters speak

Duration: 18.18

Rioters speak for the first time about why they took part in the summer 2011 disturbances, the most serious bout of civil unrest in Britain in a generation.

Guardian reporter Paul Lewis presents the findings of a Guardian and London School of Economics study that reveals how the riots in England were sparked by poverty, injustice and a visceral hatred of the police.

This film was shown on Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme, in December 2011.

Filmed and co-produced by Cameron.

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