Sunday, June 25, at the East end of London riots broke out. Demonstrators, indignant death at the police station the detainee is black, threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at the guards. Six police officers were injured.
As reported by The Guardian, the 25-year-old Edir Frederico Da Costa, along with two other people was arrested in the district of Newham on Thursday, June 15. Six days later he died in police custody. Initially Scotland Yard said that Da Costa was “sick” and “took an overdose of drugs.” But the protesters believe that during the detention the police used force and gas.
Demonstrators took to the streets with placards “Justice for Edson”, “How long?” and chanted “We want justice”. At some point, police threw bricks and other items. One Sergeant received facial injuries, and women constables – head injury. Four protesters were arrested for arson and participating in the riots.
Big shots police officers trying to fob the crowd off, telling us the IPCC will take care of it. pic.twitter.com/Q672sGFzMc