World reaction to UK riots

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Looking at what papers around the globe are saying about riots in the UK…


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World reaction has ranged from questioning the causes of the violence, to using the events as an opportunity for points scoring.

France’s Liberation says:

As often in these cases, a mix of anger and boredom, of provocation and opportunism, a kind of middle finger pointed at all authorities, starting with the police, and a homage to the consumerist society via looting

While Iran’s hardline Keyhan suggests that:

Considering the latest incidents in Britain, suppression of protests and other measures, which are clear proof of human rights violations, will the United Nations issue a warning on human rights to one of the permanent members of its Security Council?

Read the full story at the BBC