Nine people wanted by police over violence at anti-lockdown protest
Nine people are wanted by Metropolitan Police in connection with violence at an anti-lockdown protest in central London which resulted in 14 police officers being injured.
During the protest, officers were pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse a crowd of more than 100 people, highlighting the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Five of the 14 officers who were injured needed medical treatment. One officer described the violence as the “worst I have seen in recent years”.
Pictures posted to social media showed officers bleeding from cuts to their heads.
Detective Chief Inspector Nat Norris said: “These officers were simply trying to do their job and it can never be acceptable for them to be attacked in this way.”
Protests have been held up and down the country in recent weeks. Most of which are to fight against the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which restricts people’s right to protest and grants police more powers to intervene.
Further ‘Kill the Bill’ protests are set to take place tomorrow in Bristol and London.
The following pictures which show those who are wanted have been released by Metropolitan Police:
Anyone who has any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.