An interesting comment from Robert Mugabe............
The chaos has also brought an extraordinary round of commentary from some of the world's most authoritarian regimes, including Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
The man usually at the centre of international condemnation used the London riots to demand Britain stop interfering in Zimbabwean affairs.
"Britain I understand is on fire, London especially and we hope they can extinguish their fire, pay attention to their internal problems and to that fire which is now blazing all over, and leave us alone," he said in an address to his regime's armed forces.
"We do not have any fire here and we do not want them to continue to create unnecessary problems in our country. We want peace, and the people of Zimbabwe want peace."