Spending cuts, police lay behind UK riot, locals say

(Reuters) - Anger at high unemployment and cuts in public services, coupled with resentment of the police, contributed to an explosion of violence and looting in a deprived London neighborhood, residents said Sunday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/07/us-britain-riot-scene-idUSTRE77627H20110807?irpc=932