Respected Black British journalist Darcus Howe recently called the London riots an “insurrection of the masses” and a not a riot.
“It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it’s happening in Liverpool,” said Howe in an interview with BBC television on Tuesday.
Howe, believes that these riots are the consequence of years of built-up resentment among Britain’s young, mostly black, underclass, the Caribbean-British writer told The Huffington Post.
“It’s an insurrection of a generation of poor, primarily, black people from the Caribbean and from Africa,” said Howe.
The killing by police last week of Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old black man from the London neighborhood of Tottenham, has been widely credited with setting off the flood of outrage that led to the riots.