09 Aug '11, 3pm

Londoners strike back with 'Operation Riot Clean-up'

Londoners strike back with 'Operation Riot Clean-up'

LONDON: Brooms raised defiantly in the air, Londoners began cleaning up their city on Tuesday after a third night of riots, with a Twitter and Facebook campaign rallying people to the most damaged areas. The online-driven clean-up campaign is partly a riposte to the way that social networking sites and BlackBerry messaging services have been used by rioters to organise the violence in the British capital. In Clapham Junction, a relatively affluent area of south London, more than 200 people gathered at a police cordon waiting to be allowed access to a street full of burned-out terraced buildings and smashed glass. "We all live in this community and we wanted to show the world that we respect it," said James Hossack, a 38-year-old consultant, who took the day off work to help. Cheska Moon, 37, an actor from Clapham, said a friend had told her about the Clean Up London, (Riot...

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