The first batches of more than 1,200 people arrested across England began appearing in court today. Among them were a postman, a charity worker, and a millionaire's teen daughter.
While a massive police showing seems to have largely deterred a fourth night of rioting in London, three youths died after being hit by a car during riots in Birmingham.
London riots continued for a third night Monday and spread to other cities, causing Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short his holiday and hold crisis talks.
The London riots and looting this weekend were among the worst civil disturbances Britain has seen in a quarter-century. Some blamed government spending cuts for sowing unrest and weakening police.
London riots: Groups of masked and hooded young people looted shops, attacked police officers and set fire to vehicles in violence that has raised questions about security ahead of the 2012 Olympics and revealed pent-up anger against the city's police.
The recent death of an African immigrant in Milan highlights racial and ethnic tensions.