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A Wednesday match between England and the Netherlands at London’s Wembley Stadium also was canceled.

Britain’s riots began Saturday when an initially peaceful protest over a police shooting turned violent. That clash has morphed into general lawlessness that police struggled to halt.

While the rioters have run off with goods every teen wants — new sneakers, bikes, electronics and leather goods — they also have torched stores apparently just to see something burn. They were left virtually unchallenged in several neighborhoods, and when police did arrive, the rioters often were able to flee quickly and regroup.

Paisley Dodds, Meera Selva, David Stringer, Cassandra Vinograd and Raphael Satter contributed to this report.