This morning, five British cities awoke to the charred debris of a third night of major rioting.
Hundreds were arrested after the seemingly coordinated violence, including major incidents of looting and arson.
David Cameron, the British prime minister, and Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, cut short their holidays to attend crisis meetings.
But as acts of destruction and chaos take over parts of Britain, is enough being done to quell the anger?
Inside Story discusses with guests: Diane Abbott, a Labour member of parliament for Hackney in London, and Steve Parker, a security and terrorism expert.
Source: Al Jazeera