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08 August 2011 | Film, News | By: Lindsey

Video: Tottenham Riots - Burning North London Skies

It may have been chaos on the streets and mayhem on the social media streams but this time-lapse film captures the beauty of the north London sky as Tottenham's fires burned through the night, complete with helicopters buzzing in and out like fireflies.

Thanks to Alex Fish for the tip off.

Lindsey

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Pete

Can you see the UFOs with their alien-like teleport beams!!

Julia Kite

That's not beautiful. That's people's livelihoods up in smoke. That's people's flats being reduced to ash. That's all the progress Tottenham has made since Broadwater Farm being undone. That is hope disappearing and residents being terrified. Stop romanticising a tragedy.