Police have tried to blame protesters but video suggests otherwise
Disturbing footage from last night’s protests in the Dalston area of London show police repeatedly beating a helpless protester in the head and face.
Demonstrators had gathered to resist a police immigration sweep targeting delivery risers, in scenes reminiscent of those in Glasgow as residents came together to prevent the deportation of refugees.
The Met had tweeted attempting to blame protesters for what developed, but eyewitnesses said the police had initiated violence and video showed police beating a man as he lay on the ground posing no threat:
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