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04 Jul 2020 | 02:10 AM UTC

UK: Police clash with partygoers in London on July 3

United Kingdom News Alert

Police clash with partygoers in White City, London, on July 3; avoid area

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London

Event

Police have clashed with partygoers in White City, London, overnight on Friday, July 3, as they attempted to disperse an illegal street party. Initial attempts to disperse the crowd were met by thrown bottles and bricks, resulting in the injury of at least seven officers. Police reportedly imposed a dispersal zone in the area and implemented Section 60, allowing them to stop and search individuals without suspicion. Additional riot police were deployed to the scene and eventually dispersed the crowd.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities

 

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