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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Shocking moment protesters throw bricks and bottles at riot police as six officers are injured in clashes after young black father, 25, dies following arrest in routine traffic stop

    • Edir Frederico Da Costa, 25, died six days after he was stopped in a car by police
    • Mr Da Costa's family claim that he had his neck broken by police on June 15
    • The father-of-one died in hospital six days after he was stopped with two friends
    • Met say he swallowed 'quantity of drugs' - post-mortem found no broken neck
    • Black Lives Matter protesters blocked roads during demonstration last night
    • Hooded protesters hurled bricks and bottle at police and lit fires in the road
    • Four people have been arrested after the protests and remain in police custody

    Six police officers have been injured after rioters launched bricks, bottles and lit street fires over the death of a young black father-of-one.

    The family of Edir 'Edson' Frederico Da Costa claim he was 'brutally beaten' and left with a broken neck after he was stopped by the Met in Newham, east London on June 15 - he died in hospital six days later.

    Police admit they used CS spray and some force to arrest him but believe he fell ill because he had 'swallowed a large quantity of drugs' - a post-mortem found 'no injuries to suggest severe force was used'.

    Last night a march in his memory from Forest Gate to Stratford turned violent after protesters chanting 'f*** the police' clashed with officers in riot gear.

    Protesters, many with their faces obscured by scarves and t-shirts, hurled bricks and glass bottles, attacked police cars and lit fires in the road.

    Four police officers were taken to hospital - including a female officer with head injuries and a male sergeant with facial injuries - and two others were treated at the scene.

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    Six police officers have been injured after rioters launched bricks, bottles and lit street fires over the death of a young black father-of-one

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    A rioter appears to set fire to the contents of an overturned bin used to block Romford Road

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    A rioter attacks a police car with a plank of wood as protests were hijacked last night

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    Social media is packed with footage of the rioting with this eyewitnesses saying that bottles were thrown as firefighters tried to put out street blazes

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    A protester says something to riot police while being pushed back by another man last night

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    One protester held a sign saying 'police need to stop killing' at the demonstration

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    Edir 'Edson' Frederico Da Costa (pictured), 25, died six days after he was arrested during a traffic stop in Newham, east London - his family claim it was police brutality but the police say he swallowed drugs

    A Met spokesman said: 'Six officers were injured, four of whom were taken to hospital for medical treatment. These include a male police sergeant who suffered facial injuries and a female police constable who suffered head injuries.

    Two police cars were damaged.

    'Four people have been arrested. One person was arrested on suspicion of disorder offences; three others were arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage.


    Footage published on social media shows hooded protesters starting large fires in the streets before taking bricks and hurling them at police officers and their vehicles. Others threw bottles as riot policed kettled them into streets.

    The Black Lives Matter UK movement claims they didn't organise the rally but its supporters were at the event using the hashtag #ftp - short for f*** the police.

    In a series of tweets it said: 'Riot police inflicting even more violence and brutality on the community. They pushed a pregnant woman on the ground and dragged her'.

    '#ForestGate trending coz the police beat up a black man so bad he lost his life. His name was Edson Da Costa. Look him up #JusticeforEdson'

    Edson's family had asked supporters not to attend yesterday's protest fearing it would turn violent.

    They claim his neck was broken and he suffered head injuries after police stopped a car carrying the father-of-one and two other people at around 10pm on June 21.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating his death and say preliminary post-mortem examination indicated there were no neck, spinal, shoulder injuries or bleeding on the brain caused by police.

    Scotland Yard say they believe Mr Da Costa had swallowed a 'large quantity' of drugs which may have been to blame for his death.

    Edson's family claim his neck was broken and he suffered head injuries after police stopped a car carrying the father-of-one and two other people at around 10pm on June 21.

    The 25-year-old has a two-year-old son and his girlfriend is believed to be pregnant with their second child. He moved to Britain from Portugal in 1996.

    His father, Ginario da Costa, told the Portuguese press that witnesses claimed Edson 'fell to the ground and a policeman put a knee on his throat'.

    His cousin Larissa has claimed that his injuries were 'indescribable' - the IPCC post-mortem examination claims he had no 'injuries to suggest severe force was used'

    According to the Socialist Worker she wrote on Facebook 'My family hired a private doctor who gave us the list of injuries.'

    'I will not rest until justice is served and these gangsters are put behind bars'.

    'A system that constantly condones violence without repercussion doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled.'

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    The Black Lives Matter movement sat that police beat up Edson - the IPCC say that speculation like this is 'unhelpful' because a post-mortem found 'no injuries to suggest severe force was used'


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    Videos show some attacking police cars with planks of wood, and a windscreen on one van was shattered

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    Police used dogs in a bid to push back the crowds of demonstrators surrounded by broken bricks thrown at them

    A GoFundMe page set up to support Edson's family to pay for legal help and his funeral says: 'Edson was lying in hospital for six days on life support after having his neck broken in two places, head injuries that caused his brain to completely die and was sprayed directly into his eyes so heavily that he lost his eye sight.

    'The police that did this left the scene immediately after following no basic protocol. Sadly we were forced to say goodbye on Wednesday 21st June and lost a priceless soul.

    'This is a call for justice, not just for Edson but for all young men that are forgotten and unprotected in this reckless system.'

    The IPCC has called speculation about the cause of his death 'unhelpful'.

    There has been growing anger online about Edson's death on social media - with many demanding a full inquiry into his death.

    But others have demanded demanded direct action against police, and have used the hashtag #justiceoelseforedson and said that his death was racially motivated.

    Yesterday afternoon dozens marched on Forest Gate police station chanting 'justice for Edson' but the crowds swelled to hundreds as they walked the two miles to Stratford chants of 'f*** the police' increased.

    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.

    By 11pm bricks were pulled from walls and thrown at riot police who blocked the road watched by force helicopters from above.

    One rode his motorbike up to the police line and revved his engine. Another turned his bike towards the officers and span the wheels so that smoke blew towards them.

    Police were seen tending to a woman lying on the pavement. The trouble continued until around 3am and four arrests were made.

    Borough commander superintendent Ian Larnder stood in the middle of a group of demonstrators trying to answer their questions. 'All police officers are fully aware that they will be asked to account for their actions, officers are not exempt from the law and we would not wish to be,' he told the Evening Standard.

    'I know Edir's family, friends and the wider community want answers, but it is important that the investigation is allowed to take place to establish the full facts of what happened before any conclusions are made.'

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    Police officers line up in Forest Gate in London as more than 100 people attacked them

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    Youths with their faces covered bloacked roads with large bins and set fire to them

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    Many said they were angry about Edson's death after his arrest and some wore 'Justice for Edson' T-shirts

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    Officers responding to the disorder were dressed in riot gear


    The IPCC said a preliminary post-mortem examination on Thursday indicated there were no spinal injuries caused by police.

    Transport for London said that from just before 6pm there were 'a number of bus diversions at police request' due to the protest. A Met spokesman said: 'Shortly after 11.10pm, the main group dispersed into a number of smaller groups and again officers had items thrown at them. Two officers were injured, one suffered facial injuries and the other head injuries. They have both been taken to hospital for medical treatment.'

    Police officers and firefighters were still at the scene in the early hours of the morning - but some local residents were forced to put out fires.

    Stratford bus station in east London was evacuated after more than 100 demonstrators clashed with officers in riot gear.

    Anger had been brewing on social media since under the hashtag #justice4Edson, and the protests had initially started peacefully, but as the mob's numbers increased further trouble broke out in Stratford, with the trouble continuing until around 3am.

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    Many of the protesters were seen covering their faces with bandannas, jumpers and balaclavas and furiously gesticulating at riot officers

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    A protester is pictured climbing up a lamp post

    Furious crowds gathered outside Forest Gate police station from the early afternoon claiming that Metropolitan Police officers were to blame for Mr Da Costa's death, despite an initial post mortem not finding any force-related injuries.

    Witnesses told MailOnline that at least four bins were ablaze with marauding protesters trying to set more alight.

    An estimated 200 people were at the 'hostile' main demonstration by midnight with crowds covering their faces as they threw projectiles at police.

    At one point a blaze appeared to have been lit just yards from a petrol station.

    Campaigners shouting 'we want justice' and 'Justice for Edson', Mr Da Costa's nickname, caused buses to be diverted as they marched on Forest Gate police station this afternoon.

    Many of the protesters were seen covering their faces with bandanas, jumpers and balaclavas and furiously gesticulating at riot officers.

    Last week the Independent Police Complaints Commission urged people to stop spreading 'false' and 'inflammatory information', fearing an incident such as the riots yesterday.

    A spokesman said: 'We are releasing this information now out of concern at the rapid spread of false and potentially inflammatory information.

    'Our robust and independent investigation will seek to explain the circumstances around Mr Da Costa's death. In the meantime, false information could have very dangerous consequences, so please don't share it.'

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

    Transport for London said that from just before 6pm there had been 'a number of bus diversions at police request' due to the demonstration at Stratford.

    One person was arrested on suspicion of disorder offences; three others were arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into the treatment of Mr Da Costa who died on June 21.

    The IPCC said a preliminary post-mortem, carried out on Thursday, indicated there were no spinal injuries caused by police.

    On Friday it posted a statement on Twitter, which read: 'Today we have contacted Mr Da Costa's family to share with them the findings from the pathologist and we are now able to correct some misinformation that is being widely shared on social media.

    'The preliminary post mortem found that Mr Da Costa did not suffer a broken neck, or any other spinal injury during his interaction with the police.'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rs-confront-police-death-man-east-London.html
     
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    So basically a non-white person takes a shit load of drugs, police arrested him for DUI after traffic stop, he died from drug overdose, police get blamed because he wasn't white and therefore must be racial discrimination because the police made the drug overdose kill him.
     
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    It's a clear case of racial discrimination & police atrocity targeted towards minorities in white, Christian nationalist Britain. The riots are a blowback to the rising xenophobia & racism in Britain.

    Britain is turning into a police state, which oppresses it's minorities under the watch of Theresa May, who wants to change basic human rights laws in order to persecute minorities. The silence of Theresa May over the death of this man is an indication of her approval for the persecution of minorities.
     
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    Bullshit. Post mortem says he OD'd, no broken neck, no trauma.
     
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    Karma is B***h!

    Nations who conquered continents and suppressed civilizations few hundred years ago, are facing the same today , in their own nation, albeit with a different name.
     
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    It's more like the conquered nations were better off after being conquered but were too dumb to realise it, became independent, made their countries shit and poor due to being dumb, then fled to the nation of their former conqueror because it was infinitely better than their own, but unfortunately brought their dumbassery with them so they could try make their new nation as bad as their original one.

    Black Lives Matter need to change their name to 'Black Lies Matter'.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Well, they were smart enough to go to a country which allows them to protest like this. I imagine there are few things to burn in their own country. They can sell drugs , and the police wud do nothing. And the citizens are too civilised to atlst start vigilante justice.They are smart.
    The dumbassery is letting them in to do as they please.
     
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    Such is the liberal left.
     
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    The silver lining is atleast because its UK or France, the world watches and learns. Ppl are Making their opinions because your countries are in the spotlight.


    If the same immigration and same shit happened to the Eastern european coutries or Asian countries or even some Indian states, ppl would have paid no attention. Even other Indians would have just condemned the citizens for being xenophobic.

    But UK and France deals with this bullet for the world and whether it manages to deal with this problem or falls, I am hopeful atleast many ppl will learn something.
     
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    I don't care about the truth in this case, just like a British journo who does reports on India. :lol: Maybe I should've used phrases like 'many think that' & 'some say that' like the latter, which would have lend a lot of credibility to such a claim.

    You still believe this kind of BS ?
     
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    Except that the previous two UK prime ministers have condemned the Mumbai terrorist attack and Pakistan's sheltering of terrorists.

    Secondly, you'll find the the report in this very UK newspaper has already mentioned that someone alleged there was a broken neck, even though the postmortem states there wasn't. That's newspapers for you. Personally I think the person who alleged a broken neck should also be arrested for inciting a riot with false information.

    Why are they here if they'd have been better off in their own country? Immigration stats don't lie.
     
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    If that's the case BBC should've been banned here long ago for trying to incite riots with false information.

    Of course, you took their money to your coffers while you were ruling them.
     
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    UK is on a death spiral and plunging into chaos. May should declare emergency and suspend rights until she fixes the situation.
     
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