'Understandable anger': Local MP Diane Abbott defends rioters who hurled petrol bombs at police in Hackney over death of man as he was arrested but calls for calm amid fears of new London riots

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'Understandable anger': Local MP Diane Abbott defends rioters who hurled petrol bombs at police in Hackney over death of man as he was arrested but calls for calm amid fears of new London riots

Post by Thorin on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:46 am

[*]Diane Abbott says 'anger and upset' of those protesting against death of Rashan Charles is 'understandable'
[*]Dozens of demonstrators gathered in east London to hold protest over death of 20-year-old Rashan Charles
[*]Mr Charles died in hospital last week after footage on social media showed him being restrained by officers 
[*]Protesters attacked officers attending the 'planned event' near Middleton Road with bottles, petrol bombs 
[*]Dramatic footage showed demonstrators lighting bonfires in the middle of roads and attacking police vans 


Diane Abbott has defended the 'understandable anger and upset' of a furious mob of rioters who lit bonfires and hurled petrol bombs at officers in Dalston, east London, last night. The Shadow Home Secretary made the remarks after a protest over the death of a black father 'who was wrestled to the ground by police' in her own Hackney constituency turned violent. But she urged the protesters to heed the wishes of Mr Charles' family who have called for peace following his death. 


Late last night, demonstrators barricaded part of Kingsland Road - close to where Rashan Charles died last week following a struggle with a police officer - with wheelie bins, mattresses and household debris.
Ms Abbott told MailOnline: 'The anger and upset at the death of Rashan Charles is understandable.


'But Rashan's family have explicitly spoken out against hostile actions. We must respect their wishes and any protests must be peaceful.'


Mr Charles died after he was chased by an officer who attempted to remove an object from his throat, according to an initial probe by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. 



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4740762/Protesters-police-bottles-barricade-east-London-road.html#ixzz4oDUBZMAO 
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How is it ever understandable for people to take to the streets committing violence, based off a presumption of racism? This is not the days of Stephen Lawrence where there was institutional racism within the Police force. Hence people need to allow a proper investigation to find out what happened here and what led to the death and if there was any wrongs committed by the Police. That is it is dealt with through the criminal justice system.

This is the problem with such groups like "Black Lives Matter". That if someone dies during an arrest, its an immediate belief its down to racism. That then some spark up hate and call for violence.

Even the parents condemned the violence and only wanted peaceful protests.

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