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Monday, 28 May, 2001, 11:52 GMT 12:52 UK
In pictures: Oldham riots
Hundreds of youths have clashed with police during a weekend of rioting in Oldham.

Fifteen officers were injured and 29 people were arrested after weeks of racial tension between white and Asian youths erupted into violence over two nights.

The scene early on Monday morning in central Oldham
Fire crews attempt to contain blazing streets in Oldham

An Oldham scene more reminiscent of Northern Ireland
Police in riot gear march along a street to restore order

Petrol bombing and burning barricades blaze
An onlooker inspects the aftermath of petrol bombing

A man is arrested in the early hours of Monday morning
Twelve more people were arrested, bringing the total to 29

Burned cars outside an Oldham pub on Saturday
Burned cars outside an Oldham pub attacked and burned by Asian youths

Police in riot gear stand monitor a tense Saturday night stand-off in Oldham
Police in riot gear stand guard over the Live and Let Live public house

Find out more about the violence in northern England during the summer of 2001


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