Politics 9 August 2011 Video: the riots continue for a third night Incredible footage of last night's riots shows scenes of chaos, clashes and extraordinary bravery. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML A bus blazes in Tottenham, where the riots originated. Police on horses charge through the streets in a futile attempt to gain some control over the situation. A West Indian woman from Hackney makes an extraordinary speech in the streets of East London, telling demonstrators: "This is about a fucking man who got shot in Tottenham, this ain't about having fun on the ride and busting up the place. Get it real black people, get real. Do it for a cause, if we're fighting for a cause let's fight for a fucking cause." A powerful video of scenes in Ealing last night, with protesters and police coming head to head in scenes of violent confrontation. Large fires were seen across London in boroughs including Clapham, Croydon, Hackney and Peckham. Helicopter images from Croydon highlight the extent of the chaos as a building burns ferociously. Other cities beyond London including Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool were also affected last night as the riots spread across the country. Here, scenes from Birmingham show shops in the aftermath of a night of looting. › Hackney riots: in photos Tess Riley is a freelance journalist and social justice campaigner. She also works, part time, for Streetbank, and can be found on Twitter at @tess_riley Subscribe More Related articles Labour must learn the secrets of the Scottish Conservatives What's going on in Northern Ireland? Keir Starmer's Brexit diary: Why doesn't David Davis want to answer my questions?