Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Condemns UK Riot

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday condemned rioters in London of United Kingdom, who have set fire on buildings and vehicles, leaving bloody scenes resembling war zones in their wake.

The riots, firstly breaking out in Tottenham on Sunday, have escalated across London and spread to three other major British cities, as authorities struggle to contain the country’s most serious unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s.

“I, like many other Australians, have been very, very disturbed to see the images coming out of London,” Gillard told reporters in Canberra.

“There’s no excuse for the kind of violence we’re seeing on our TV screens.”

The prime minister said Australia wished its United Kingdom friends well and hoped the situation was brought under control as soon as possible.

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