Riots in the UK - Summer 2011
Late in the summer of 2011, London along with other cities suffered from widespread riots and looting. This caused a lot of fear and panic particularly among shop owners. Police resources had to be stepped up dramatically to regain control of the streets.
Use various internet sources to study these events and write a newspaper article based on what you learn. Write it in your own words - based on keywords. If you sit with a news article printout next to you, you will not be able to free yourself from it, so take notes as you study the events.
Take care not to include too much detailed information in your article. You will have to try to summarize the situation and use certain episodes to underline the severity of the situation. Here you will find updated information of the various events: Right-click to open in new window.
Suggested length 300 - 600 words.
Write a text based on what goes through the mind of the police officer in the picture. Use descriptive language and feel free to dwell on details and associate freely, as in a stream of consciousness (a stream of ideas and feelings where you associate freely and without interference or critical self-reflection).