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The UK is in shock to find some of the identities of the rioters to be who’d they’d least expect it to be, including an Olympic ambassador who was turned over by her own mother.
More than 1,700 people have been arrested in England after nearly a week of rioting that started Saturday, and courthouses have had to stay open overnight to deal with the flood of defendants, the AP reports.
Cameron’s former adviser Danny Kruger wrote in the Financial Times that the riots are the “intifada of the underclass.” But among those arrested are a straight-A Exeter University student whose family wealth makes it unlikely she would loot out of necessity, and a 24-year-old college graduate and aspiring social worker whose mother said, “She didn’t want a TV. She doesn’t even know why she took it,”