11 Aug '11, 7pm

#Britain unveils tough anti-riot plans #londonriots

#Britain unveils tough anti-riot plans #londonriots

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled Thursday new measures to end the country's worst riots in decades, and admitted the government could call in the army to quell the violence. As a police crackdown and heavy rain prevented a fifth night of chaos, Cameron told an emergency session of parliament he would give police extra powers including the ability to order youths to remove face coverings. Cameron said that a year before London hosts the 2012 Olympics, Britain needed to show a more positive face to the world after the riots in which four people have died and dozens of buildings have been torched. "We will not stop until this mindless violence and thuggery is defeated and law and order is fully restored on all our streets," he told lawmakers. "We need to show the world, which has looked on frankly appalled, that the perpetrators of the violence we have se...

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