Head of the Cultural Office in UK Mohammad Al-Hajri asserted that all Kuwaiti students in the British capital are unharmed by the recent and ongoing riots and violence, and noted the majority of the students enrolled in London are in Kuwait for the summer break.
He said that the office has been keeping an eye on the situation, and no report of abuse or assault or damage caused by the riots has been filed over the past two days. He urged the students in London to avoid areas where the acts of violence are taking place for safety sake.
Some areas of London have been experiencing riots since Saturday, supposedly over the killing of a 29-year-old man by police upon arrest. Police are currently being questioned by a supervisory body over the death of Mark Duggan in Tottenham on Thursday.
Tottenham includes areas which are impoverished in London in terms of unemployment, and has a history of ethnic and racial tension. People frequently complain of misbehavior and abuse of power by police officers during arrests and inspections.
A police statement meanwhile reported more looting in north, east, and south London, and said 50 young people had destroyed stores on Oxford Street, the city's main shopping area. The statement also reported the arrest of 215 people for taking part in the rioting, with charges filed against 25 only so far.