The government stands accused of "not listening, still cutting" a year on from the riots which rocked England - with many predicting more rioting on the horizon.
As Prime Minister David Cameron enjoys free top-price seats at the Olympics alongside other senior politicians and dignitaries, deprived communities continue to struggle.
And government promises to invest more in poorer areas have rung hollow as ministers continue slashing jobs and services while the most vulnerable are forgotten.
Pauline Pearce, 46, who became an overnight sensation after she was filmed speaking out on the streets of Hackney during last summer's riots, warned that rioting could return.
She said: "It's difficult to think that this time last year some of London and England's most deprived areas were up in flames when all eyes are focusing on this year's extravagant Olympic Games.