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The Future of Riots


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London riots summer 2011

Rioter throws a rock at police in London; face recognition systems could probably tell you all about him.

Credit: Dan Istitene / Getty Images

On 6 August, peaceful protests over the police shooting of a local man in London's Tottenham district exploded into full-blown riots. During four days of assaults, arson, and looting, some of London's thousands of closed-circuit TV cameras captured video of the violence.

From IEEE Spectrum
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