Uk Protests Latest News: At least 10 police officers were injured and 26 people were arrested.
On Saturday (3rd), protests against police broke out again in many places in the UK. Among them, police clashed with demonstrators in front of Parliament Square in central London. At least 10 police officers were injured and 26 people were arrested.
According to reports, the British government announced a new draft legislation on March 10, giving the police greater powers to enforce the law. This draft aroused public dissatisfaction, and anti-police law protest demonstrations took place in many places in the UK for several weeks. This is the fourth consecutive weekend that protests against police laws have appeared in many places in the UK.
The British protests on Saturday were all over London, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, and Brighton. Among them, the protests in London were originally held peacefully, but then there was a small-scale clash between the demonstrators and the police. Some of the demonstrators attacked the police with a slingshot.
The London Metropolitan Police Department subsequently issued a statement stating, “During the demonstrations in London that day, most people tried to abide by the social distancing regulations, and only a small number of people blocked the roads in Parliament Square. The police on the scene advised them to retreat in order to restart. Restore road traffic.”
The statement said, “The police deployed a large number of police forces that day, and a total of 26 people were arrested and 10 policemen were slightly injured.”