News 12 catches up with travelers returning from London

NEWARK - Riots have broken out over the course of the past four nights in London, burning down neighborhoods in the northern and southern boroughs. However, News 12 New Jersey spoke with travelers who were returning from overseas that were unaffected by the riots.

The images of burning cars and police confrontations in the streets brought back unpleasant memories for Brandon Chong, of Princeton, who was in London on business when the riots broke out. Chong tells News 12 New Jersey that he "lived in California when the L.A. riots happened in 1992 and that seemed to have some of the same socio-economic impact." However, he says the rioting didn't affect him personally.

The violence remains outside the central boroughs where most tourist attractions in the British capital are located. Riots also broke out in the British cities of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Leicester

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