What started as a spark has grown totally out of hand and people all over the world look on and can only shake their heads in disbelief.
I'm quoting the BBC's news headlines on these atrocious and shocking events:
Rioting has spread across London on a third night of violence, with unrest flaring in other English cities.
An extra 1,700 police officers were deployed in London, where shops were looted and buildings were set alight.
Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol also saw violence.
The prime minister has returned early from his holiday to discuss the unrest, which first flared on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by police.
At least 400 people have been arrested following a wave of "copycat criminal activity" across London over the past three days, the Met Police said. More than 69 people have been charged with various offences.
Three people are being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured by a car in Wembley, north-west London, while trying to stop suspected looters.
Met Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steven Kavanagh said it was a "shocking and appalling morning for London to wake up to".
"The Met was stretched beyond belief in a way that it has never experienced before," he told BBC Breakfast.
Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin ruled out bringing in the Army to help police tackle the violence, but said: "We will be out there in ever greater numbers tonight."
On Twitter, Scotland Yard said: "In the next 24 hours there will be 13,000 police officers on duty in London."
What is happening in our world?
Why is there so much violence bubbling up everywhere?
What has gone wrong ... where have WE gone wrong?
Have we not had enough wars and conflicts, enough killing and bloodshed to last us a lifetime?
Has man not learned anything?
Yet the answer could be quite simple:
An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It's anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, ego. The other is Good. It's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, truth." The grandson thought about it and asks his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
STOP FEEDING THE EVIL WOLF !!
My belief in humanity has not been totally destroyed...