Bottles thrown at police in clashes during another London street party

Derrick Santistevan

Bottles were thrown at police officers who moved in to separate a street party in west London.

Video footage on social media revealed scores of young people in a stand-off with officers in riot equipment outside a block of flats on Harrow Roadway on Friday afternoon.

One video revealed police being struck by projectiles, with one officer swinging his baton at a group of people on the street.

Sky News home affairs editor Mark White tweeted: “[Police] attempting to engage and encourage those addressing distribute, however some bottles and other things have actually been thrown at officers.”

Later on he stated that around 100 public order police officers had actually been contacted us to an unlicensed music event in Maida Vale.

“Sky team on the ground reports some bottles and other objects thrown towards officers,” he added.

It comes simply hours after Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Cock exposed that around 140 police officers have actually been hurt in London during the last 3 weeks.

Ms Cock stated the aggressiveness revealed to officers at current unlawful street celebrations in the capital has actually been “utterly unacceptable”.

Along with a variety of unlawful street celebrations in current days, there have actually been demonstrations and counter-protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in the United States.

She stated police have a task to distribute big events while limitations are in location to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

Public order officers now moving in to attempt to distribute an unlicensed music event in Riverton Close, Maida Vale in westLondon Sky team on the ground reports some bottles and other things thrown towards officers.

— Mark White (@skymarkwhite)June 26, 2020

On Wednesday in the capital, an unlicensed street party in Brixton turned violent and on Thursday it was Notting Hill.

Other unlawful events have actually been seen in Streatham and Tottenham, Ms Cock stated.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson was estimated in the Night Requirement as stating: “Police are reacting to an unlicensed music event on Harrow Roadway, W9.

” Officers were contacted us to the place around 3pm following issues from citizens.

” Officers engaged with the participants, who declined to leave the place. The police helicopter is likewise helping.

” Following engagement within the regional neighborhood we are confident that crowds are distributing. No arrests at this phase.”

” An area 60 has actually been authorised in the area up until 6am on Saturday 27 June.

“Officers will remain in the area in order to provide reassurance.”

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