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The ban on drinking alcohol on the London Underground led to riots

June 2 2008
17:00

Last night in London, thousands of people staged a riot in the subway. So the inhabitants of Albion said the last day when the subway was not allowed to drink alcohol. As a result, police closed six stations and arrested 17 people.

From today on the London Underground, as well as on buses and trams Drinking alcohol is banned and carrying open containers of alcoholic content. London Mayor Boris Johnson announced the introduction of this measure in early May.

On Sunday, many drunken citizens decided to celebrate the last day of "freedom" and rushed into the subway. In the end, the fun flowed into hooliganism. Four driver and three other subway staff were assaulted, was damaged by a police car. On the three policemen attacked, one of them was injured.

The representative of the British Transport Police said that for assault, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, assault on police and vandalism were arrested 17 people. Six London Underground stations had to close altogether.

Witnesses said that a crowd of hooligans were drinking, vomit and put up a fight in trains and at stations. Several trains were damaged and went to the depot.

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