Riot after cops kills man
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.