Friday, September 2, 2011
A 30-day ban on protest marches goes into force on Friday in five ‘troubled’ boroughs of London.
The Metropolitan Police Service obtained on August 26 the consent of the Home Secretary to prohibit protest marches in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Islington, and Hackney starting September 2.
All five boroughs were in the heart of violent riots and looting that hit London and several other British cities on August 6-10, leaving over 100 police officers injured.
The disturbances were triggered by the shooting dead of London resident and suspected drug dealer Mark Duggan. More than 1,600 people were detained during the ensuing rioting.
This article was posted: Friday, September 2, 2011 at 2:26 am