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London protests: Police release images of 35 people wanted in connection to violence


Protests have taken place in support for the Black Lives Matter movement and some in support for far-right activism and violence has broken out in some of these protests.
The images (released here) are linked to offences that took place between June 3 and June 13. Commander Bas Javid acknowledged to the BBC, the vast majority of protestors were peaceful but added: “A small minority have attended with the sole purpose of attacking police officers, or violently confronting other protesters.

“We are now asking for the public’s help in identifying people, who we need to talk to about the violence seen at the protests.

“If you have any information, no matter how small, please get in touch.”

The Met has been looking through CCTV, bodycam footage and social media footage in an attempt to identify people who may have been involved in violence.=

They added there was a “high likelihood” that more images would be released in the future.

Protests originally broke out following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

A video of the arrests shows a police officer pinning down Mr Floyd by resting his knee on his neck.

Mr Floyd was heard telling the officers he could not breathe in the video.

The death sparked protests across the US and elsewhere across the world.

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“It was a well-organised event and the organisers ensured that people adhered to the social distancing guidelines, ensuring it could go ahead safely.

“People also wore face masks during the protest.”

Yesterday, Mr Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd called on the United Nations to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of UN police.

Speaking by a video link to members of the human rights council: “The way you saw my brother tortured and murdered on camera is the way black people are treated by police in America.

“You in the United Nations are your brothers’ and sisters’ keepers in America, and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd.

“I am asking you to help him.

“I am asking you to help me.

“I am asking you to help us black people in America.”

UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet spoke against the “gratuitous brutality” of Mr Floyd’s death.


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