The former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, who is MP for the neighbouring constituency of Dulwich, has condemned the anti-Thatcher celebrations in Brixton and elsewhere in the UK as "disrepectful":
Democracy must always embrace legitimate dissent but the action in Brixton and elsewhere is disrespectful and completely out of order
One police officer remains in hospital after being injured in disturbances linked to a party to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher in Bristol last night. Chief Inspector Mark Jackson at Avon and Somerset Police said:
We were called to Chelsea Road, Easton at around 12.30am today.
Around 200 people had gathered to have a street party and refused police requests to peacefully disperse. Bottles and cans were thrown at officers, six of whom suffered injuries. One remains in hospital.
A police vehicle was damaged and one person was arrested for violent disorder. Some small bin fires were also started and the fire service also attended.
Six police officers were injured during disturbances in Bristol to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher.
Police were called to Chelsea Road in Easton at 12.30am after reports of a street party with up to 200 people in attendance.
Six officers were injured - one seriously - after they were pelted with bottles and cans. A police vehicle was also damaged.
One person was arrested.
Last night police dealt with a group of approximately 100 people in Brixton who caused low level disorder including throwing missiles at officers.
In order to protect the community and to ensure the highways remained clear extra officers were deployed.
Two women were arrested on suspicion of burglary after being found inside a shop in Brixton.
The shop front had been smashed.
Extra police were sent to Brixton last night as a crowd of about 150 people celebrated Baroness Thatcher's death late into the evening.
Scotland Yard said the group caused "low level" disorder and threw a small number of objects at officers, but there were no arrests and no serious injuries.
This amateur footage was uploaded to YouTube.
The Ritzy Cinema said it had nothing to do with masked people who climbed the front of the building and changed the film listings tiles to read "Margaret Thatchers dead. Equality is the key".
The group dispersed at about 1.45am, police said.
This amateur footage of people celebrating Baroness Thatcher's death in Brixton has been uploaded to YouTube
Some the protesters/revellers have climbed up on our redograph and written their own messages, this is not our doing people!
This Brixton riots situation is just sad people are so stupid why can you just not stay in your house why cause a fuss and scene
So the 80s Brixton riots were caused by Maggie Thatcher's cuts, so how do the people of Brixton pay tribute? A RIOT
In Brixton, demonstrators have gathered to 'celebrate' Baroness Thatcher's death and the lettering of the Ritzy Cinema has been rearranged to say "Margret Thatchers dead".
The south London district was the scene of fierce rioting during the Thatcher years blamed on deep social divisions, racial tensions and unemployment.
In the aftermath of the 1981 Brixton riots, the prime minister was criticised for what some saw as a lack of understanding or denial of the causes of the disturbance, after comments such as:
"Nothing, but nothing, justifies what happened.
"Money cannot buy either trust or racial harmony."
As Britain received the news that Baroness Thatcher had died, not everyone was in mourning.
In Brixton, south London - the scene of fierce rioting in the 1980s, blamed on deep social divisions as well as racial tensions - a hastily convened party was gathering pace.
"Thatcher herself, she represents so much of what people hate about what has happened to Britain in the last 20, 30 years," said 40-year-old graphic designer Ben Windsor.
One woman, who gave her name as Claire, said: "That woman made my youth a misery. I think that she was to blame for most of the ills of society. And most of the things that poor people and ill people are now being blamed for were her fault."
Another demonstrator said: "She started the whole neo-liberal madness we're all suffering from now.
"People in Brixton suffered. People in Brixton suffered directly because of her policies."