Manchester Riots: A Year On

Teenagers in Manchester have told Capital the Government needs to do more to stop rioting, it comes as the Police Federation say they may not be able to cope if it happened again.

On the 9th August last year thousands of young people descended onto the streets of Manchester and Salford, ransacked shops, attacked police officers and torched cars in the city centre.

Greater Manchester Police arrested 113 people that night.

A year on Capital has spoken to teenagers and youth workers from the Hideaway Project in Moss Side to find out what it was like for them on the night and to see if anything has changed in Manchester a year on.

Greater Manchester Police Federations Ian Holland has been telling Capital how the officers coped that night and what the cuts would mean for the force if the rioting happened again.

The day after the unrest up to 200 people joined in a clean-up operation, including teenagers from the Reclaim youth group, who have since set up ‘Reclaim Your Name’, to try and give young people in Manchester a better name.

Capital has done a series of reports into Manchester's Riots, so take a listen and let us know your thoughts on if Manchester has changed a year on…

Manchester Riots - A Year On

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