London Riots Worst Since WWII

Tragedy - London Riots Riots in London continues on the third day and began to spread beyond the city. Violence erupted Saturday after a man killed by police in Tottenham, a region in the northern part of town, on Thursday. According to observers, the riots has risen to the worst clashes in the country since World War II.

More than 200 people have been arrested and at least one person was pronounced dead. "Very disappointed with the small part of society," one British citizen wrote on Twitter.

The violence spread rapidly to the north London to Birmingham city, where gangs of young vandals smashed windows and looted shops of local businesses, the BBC reported.

The authorities sent additional police to quell unrest.

"We will not tolerate mindless violence and destruction anywhere in the West Midlands, and working to ensure that the perpetrators be identified and arrested as soon as possible," said Assistant Police Chief Sharon Rowe Birmingham.

The unrest also spread to other parts of London on Monday evening, with whole blocks burned around Croydon, according to Twitter.

On the streets of London, residents are asked to remain calm when the rioters pelted the windows, burning cars, and damaged traffic signs.

A middle-aged woman screamed when looters destroyed the window of an athletic store, The London Telegraph reported. "Stop this madness!" he shouted. "We've lived here so long, and now you are destroying our community you must stop this war or everyone will be killed! Think of the children whose lives you are destroying."

The National Rail stations closed because of civil unrest, Neal Mann, a freelance journalist for Sky News to write his tweet.