One of the biggest factories of death in the world

The Royal Arsenal in Woolwich is now becoming a hub for flats and shops. But for almost five centuries, it was a strategic naval and military site defending the interests of England and then the United Kingdom. It was effectively a factory of death, building weapons of mass destruction to suppress populations across the globe and extend or reinforce imperial control.

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Three days that shook our streets…

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, Mark Duggan was shot dead by police in Tottenham, north London while getting out of a minicab. On the Saturday after the shooting, 300 people joined a march from the Broadwater Estate to Tottenham police station in protest. It was largely peaceful, but later in the evening tensions grew between protestors and police and violence broke out, continuing to grow.

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