Daily Archives: December 16, 2010

Gideon Rachman

Yesterday it was Athens; on Tuesday it was Rome; this time last week it was London. Urban riots seem to be becoming an almost daily occurrence in Europe.

These are not minor incidents. A former government minister was almost lynched in Athens yesterday. The riots earlier this week were said to be the worst that Rome has experienced for thirty years. In London last week, the demonstrators made headlines by attacking a car carrying Prince Charles. To my mind, even more extraordinary were the scenes of windows being smashed at the Treasury. I can’t remember ever seeing the major departments of state vandalised before. Read more