Politics 9 August 2011 Hackney riots: in photos From mid-afternoon to late evening Monday, pictures of the destruction on Mare Street and Clarence R Print HTML All photographs by local resident, Raúl Pérez Police officer stands outside the smashed shopfront of a looted electronics store near Hackney Central station. Flaming cars at the Pembury estate, Lower Clapton. A young boy stands among the initial destruction on the Hackney estate. Riot police, seen in the background, begin to arrive at Clarence Road as evening falls. A young woman looks into a plastic bag of looted goods as police advance up Clarence Road. The yellow convenience shop on the left is later gutted, as rioters steal alcohol, groceries, magazines and computer screens. All of the shops on this street are locally owned small businesses. More street fires near Hackney Downs station. Further police vans accompany an ambulance through the streets of Lower Clapton, heading to Clarence Road where an elderly woman has fallen and broken her hip. Another van in flames and smouldering debris near the Pembury estate. › Keeping the riots in proportion Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?