List of riots in Leeds

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Throughout its history Leeds has had several riots, often recurring in the same areas. Below is a list of recorded riots that have taken place.[1] The most famous of these is perhaps the 1981 Chapeltown riot, which took place the same time as riots in London (Brixton), Birmingham (Handsworth) and Liverpool (Toxteth).


  1. ^ "Riots in Leeds". Ford Maguire Society.
  2. ^ "London riots: the third night – Monday 8 August 2011". The Guardian. 8 August 2000. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Man shot in face in Leeds". Yorkshire Post. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Chapeltown shooting: Police tackle 'pockets of disorder'". BBC News. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.