The trouble began after a protest over the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old father-of-four turned violent. The man was shot in a minicab after it was stopped by police from Operation Trident, which investigates gun crime in London's African and Caribbean communities.
A spokesman for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said "violence and destruction of property" would do nothing to aid the investigation into the fatal shooting of the man by police on Thursday.
Riot police and mounted police were called in after the protest deteriorated into violence on Saturday.
Whilst this blog has as yet and like most not ascertained all the relevant facts to the cause of the riot, we are under no uncertainty that this is a response to Cameron's 'Big Society'.