London Anti-Brutality Protests: Policemen Injured Based on Blame to Kill a Man
There have been violent protests against the London police in London East where the people blame the cops for a man’s death. They claim that the 25-year-old black man died from several wounds allegedly sustained during his arrest by the police. Six policemen were injured in these clashes with the protesters.
After holding a minute of silence on Sunday evening a large crowd of people holding signs that said Black Lives Matter went on a rampage in the vicinity of Forest Gate Police near the spot where Edir Frederico Costa was detained by police on Thursday. His family alleged to say that the man had been mistreated by the police.
Bricks were thrown at riot police lines and the streets were set on on fire outside the Stratford Bus Station and the police precinct. They yelled ‘We want justice’ and ‘No justice, No peace, no racist police’ standing face to face with the police lines in full riot gear outside the station.
“A small number of roadway fires involving the contents of litter bins were started. These were dealt with by the London Fire Brigade. We are not aware of any damage to local buildings,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement, according to the Guardian.
The violence was put to an end before 11 PM local time. This protest resulted in the arresting of 4 people and 6 injured policemen one with facial and the other with a head injury. Costa also known as Edson went into a coma after being brutally hit by policemen and had severe head and spinal injuries. He died six days later.
“Mr Da Costa was detained by police officers. During this interaction, it is believed police officers used force and deployed CS spray,” a spokesman for the IPCC said after the launch of the investigation. “Mr Da Costa became unwell, first aid was administered, an ambulance was called and he was taken to the hospital. Tragically on Wednesday, 21 June, Mr Da Costa died.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched a complete investigation into his death.