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London riots: Should we punish or try to understand?

Should we be trying to understand the rioters or dismissing all claims that this is in any way a protest and condemning them out of hand?

Former editor of The Sun newspaper Kelvin Mackenzie, Lyn Costello from Mothers Against Murder and Aggression, rapper Reveal and Yohanes Scarlett, a student who knows some of the rioters, clash over what is driving the unrest and how we should respond.

Broadcast on Tuesday 9 August 2011.

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