Videos posted on social media showed that a male officer was fixed on the ground and kicked before a male officer intervened. Then a fight takes place between the two officers and a group of men for about a minute.
The Wednesday incident received a stern response from the police corps in Britain and Interior Minister Priti Patel, who wrote on Twitter that the attack was “sick, shocking and embarrassing.”
“We are not the sandbag of society,” said Ken Marsh, head of the Metropolitan Police Federation. “On this occasion, our colleagues are fortunately only reporting minor injuries – but the truth is that it could have been much worse.”
Metropolitan Police confirmed that two people were arrested on Thursday.
“The attacks on the police will not be tolerated,” London mayor Sadiq Khan said. Said. “These brave officers were doing their job and helping the people – I wish them a quick recovery.”
Khan backed the protests, which saw tens of thousands of people going out on the streets in London and other UK cities, but condemned the few demonstrators who were on tense scenes with officers.
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