Protests after cop filmed ‘repeatedly punching’ black teen in Tottenham

police riot shieldsource: The Morning Star
published: 11 December 2020

Footage showing a cop “repeatedly punching” a black teenager in Tottenham has sparked angry protests and demands for the officers involved to be sacked.

About 100 protesters marched to north London’s Tottenham police station today in response to the incident.

The shocking video, which was circulated on social media on Thursday night, appears to show an officer punching a black teenager in the head while pressed against a police car.

Local anti-racist campaigners have accused the police of a “violent assault” [on the teenager].

The Met Police confirmed that an incident had taken place outside a school in north London at about 4.30pm on Tuesday. It said that officers had stopped a group of boys and detained one for the purposes of a stop and search.

Four 16-year-olds have been arrested and three officers were injured, according to the Met.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has opened an investigation into the incident.

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