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Young, Racially-Mixed Working Class Fuels U.K. Uproar

Youths throw bricks at police in this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 photo  during unrest in Enfield, north London. Nearly 1,200 people have been arrested since the riots erupted Saturday, mostly poor youths from a broad section of Britain's many races and ethnicities.  Britain is bitterly divided on the reasons behind the riots.
Youths throw bricks at police in this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 photo during unrest in Enfield, north London. Nearly 1,200 people have been arrested since the riots erupted Saturday, mostly poor youths from a broad section of Britain's many races and ethnicities. Britain is bitterly divided on the reasons behind the riots.

More than 16,000 police officers flooded into London streets Wednesday, but unrest has spread to other cities. To learn what the country looks like now, which groups of people are rioting, and what political leaders can do to possibly end riots, guest host Allison Keyes speaks with a London-based reporter, and the founder of Britain's Operation Black Vote.

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