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Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: For a fourth consecutive day, thousands of rioters in London and surrounding towns have looted and attacked police. Buildings and vehicles have been smashed and burned down, beatings and muggings have broken out in several regions. Overall, a general fear and paranoia have taken ahold of both the British public and law enforcement as the government scrambles to maintain order. Police said they were working full-tilt, but found themselves under attack -- from rioters roaming the streets, from a scared and worried public, and from politicians whose cost-cutting is squeezing police numbers ahead of next year's Olympic Games. London's Metropolitan Police force vowed an unprecedented operation to stop more rioting, flooding the streets Tuesday with 16,000 officers, nearly three times Monday's total. Although the riots started Saturday with a protest over a police shooting, they have morphed into a general lawlessness that police have struggled to halt with ordinary tactics. "We have lots of information to suggest that there may be similar disturbances tonight," Commander Simon Foy told the BBC. Many are blaming the high unemployment and poverty within the U.K. as a catalyst for the anarchy that has overwhelmed one of the world's greatest cities, which begs the question: do you think this kind of chaos could happen in the United States? Is our economic crisis creating a powder-keg, or will we avoid this kind of mayhem? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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