BRITAIN: A Bit of Hell In Notting Hill

Bloody summer for the bobbies

Organizers had billed it as "A Little Bit of Heaven." But by the time the annual West Indian carnival in London's Netting Hill district ended last week, Europe's largest celebration for Caribbean immigrants had turned into a nasty bit of hell—for the second year in a row.

The carnival began in a holiday spirit as thousands of revelers calypsoed through the streets behind steel bands. Black organizations had signed up 130 voluntary stewards to help keep order, hoping to avoid a repetition of last summer's rioting in which 608...

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