Thursday 4 August 2011: Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police at Ferry Lane, Tottenham.
Saturday 6 August: About 300 people gather outside Tottenham police station after marching from the Broadwater Farm estate. Rioting erupts following a peaceful protest.
Sunday 7 August: A double-decker bus is burnt out and petrol bombs are thrown at police and buildings. Shops are set alight in the area.
Monday 8 August: Furniture store in Croydon Reeve's Corner is burnt down and destroyed. Rioting and looting continues for the third night in London.
Unrest spreads to other English cities, with Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol also experiencing violence.
Tuesday 9 August: MPs are recalled from their summer holidays in the wake of continued disorder across the country.
In Manchester, a shop is set alight and in nearby Salford, people begin smashing shop windows and looting from a shopping centre.
Thursday 11 August: Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to MPs in which he admits there are questions to be answered over the shooting.
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