London riot police struggle to disperse ANOTHER ‘street party’ as crowd pelts officers with bottles & relocates elsewhere (VIDEOS)
A raucous group of partygoers some throwing bottles, were seen standing off with riot police in London, after officers tried to disband a street gathering, in the third consecutive night of clashes over illegal parties.
Chaotic scenes appeared in footage on social media on Friday, showing police decked out in riot gear as they tried to clear several block parties in London, which in some areas became violent when partiers refused to leave. Police helicopters have reportedly been deployed amid the unrest.
A block party in Harrow road.. pic.twitter.com/BzPyE0jdzX— London & UK Crime.. (@CrimeLdn) June 26, 2020
After an event in West Kilburn was broken up, the majority of its attendees are thought to have joined another, separate party elsewhere in the city. Following reports of a “large gathering” in Newham, meanwhile, police said they dispersed the crowd, but discovered an illegal firearm in the process. The weapon was “immediately seized” and the suspect arrested.
#Westminster Reports of a ‘block party’ on Parry Road in #KensalTown, W10 in west-London. Met Police are on scene attempting to engage with revellers as the police helicopter circles overhead. pic.twitter.com/spAwuekOVb— London 999 Feed (@999London) June 26, 2020
London has been beset by a spate of similar unlicensed events, seeing scuffles break out between police and revelers for three nights in a row this week.
Officers now moving in to try to disperse them in Riverton Close, Maida Vale in west London, officers having bottles and bricks thrown at them. pic.twitter.com/3gXEoaa9Q8— Jack Dawkins (@DawkinsReturns) June 26, 2020
Earlier on Friday, the city’s police chief, Cressida Dick, denounced the gatherings as “utterly unacceptable,” stating that both the illegal parties and ongoing Black Lives Matter protests had left some 140 officers injured in clashes.Also on rt.com London police chief condemns 'unacceptable' aggression towards officers at illegal parties, reveals 140 injured in 3 weeks
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