Local residents posted hundreds of messages on a looted storefront in Peckham, southeast London, on August 12, 2011. Associated Press: "Thousands of extra police officers were stationed on Britain's streets Friday, as the country faced its first weekend since riots raged through suburbs and town centers, leaving a scarred landscape of broken glass and torched buildings." About 700 people have been charged with violence, disorder and looting. "Hundreds of stores were looted, buildings were set ablaze and five people died amid the mayhem that broke out Saturday in London and spread over four nights across England."
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