In the ”self-controlled” London broke out a huge clash between two hundred teenagers. What triggered the fight in front of the subway of Walthamstow, in the eastern part of the capital, as reported by the Guardian, was a quarrel between two girls, female students of two rival colleges who liked the same guy. How could this situation degenerate to the point of involving so many young people, is still not clear. The police had to intervene. It blocked the street and arrested three teenagers. There have been no serious injuries, despite all the kicks and punches. Some young people even wrestled on the ground. The images, posted on social media, have unleashed Web’s irony.
The brawl brings to mind other memories, about the devastation of London during the days of the so-called “riots”, when between August 6 and 10, 2011, thousands of young people went out on the streets, destroying showcases, looting shops, setting on fire cars and buildings. Violence ceased after Police’s harsh repression: were arrayed 16 thousand agents. The events begun at Tottenham to protest against the killing of Mark Duggan, a coloured man of 29, which happened two days earlier at the hands of the police. The protests spread also to other cities: Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester, Salford and London, where for four days reigned chaos.