London RIOTS: Six police injured as protest turns violent - forces stretched to the limit

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SIX POLICE officers have been injured in a clash with following a protest in Forest Gate, east London over the death of young father Edir Frederico Da Costa. A riot broke out in east London on Friday night after a protest over the death of Rashan Charles descended into violence. Molotov cocktails, fireworks and bottles were hurled at police officers in Dalston, east London, and rudimentary road blocks were made and set on fire. Shop windows were smashed and.

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'Understandable anger': Local MP Diane Abbott joins protesters as she defends upset but calls for calm amid fears of new London riots after police were last night attacked in Hackney over death of man as he was arrested. Diane Abbott says 'anger and upset' of those protesting against death of Rashan. Riot police were called to angry scenes at Stratford bus station after Edson Da Costa, 25, died in hospital following arrest.


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