Six Police Officers Injured In London Protest Over Man’s Death After Traffic Stop

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Six police officers have been injured, with four taken to hospital, following a protest in London over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

One male police sergeant suffered facial injuries and a female constable sustained head injuries as demonstrators threw “a number of objects” toward officers at the scene in Stratford, east London, Scotland Yard said.

Four people have been arrested for offences including disorder, arson and criminal damage in connection with the demonstration.

Bricks were ripped from a wall and thrown at police and a fire was set in a bin as campaigners took to the streets to demand “justice” for Edir Frederico Da Costa.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the treatment of the 25-year-old, who died on June 21, six days after he was stopped in a car by Metropolitan Police officers in Woodcocks, Beckton, in Newham, east London.

Protesters, some carrying Black Lives Matter posters and others with homemade placards which read “Justice for Edson + How Many More???”, stood in front of a line of uniformed officers at Stratford bus station, east London.

They allege that Da Costa, known by friends as Edson, was “brutally beaten”.

Borough Commander Superintendent Ian Larnder stood in the middle of a group of protesters trying to answer their questions and calm tensions.

Campaigners claim that Mr Da Costa’s neck was broken and he suffered head and other injuries after he was stopped in a car, containing three people, by Met officers.

For the full story visit : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/25/protesters-clash-police-25-year-old-died-days-stopped-police/

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