Riot af­ter cops kills man

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

LON­DON: Protesters held a march over the death of a young black man killed by po­lice, set­ting fires and throw­ing bricks, Sky TV re­ported yes­ter­day.

Cam­paign­ers al­leged that Edir Fred­erico Da Costa, also known as Ed­son, was “bru­tally beaten” af­ter he was stopped in a car by po­lice of­fi­cers in Ne­wham, east Lon­don on June 15.

It is be­lieved the of­fi­cers used force and sprayed the 25-year-old with CS gas, be­fore he was taken to the hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and died six days later.

Fire­fight­ers, pro­tected by po­lice, put out a fire which had been set by the protesters in a bin and other bins were set alight.

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