An impromptu block party in Brixton, South London resulted in chaos after police called to the scene were assaulted and forced to flee. At least 15 officers were injured.
Law enforcement came under attack by a large crowd that had assembled near Angell Town estate in Brixton. Footage shows a column of police facing off with the crowd.
They appear to be dodging projectiles as they attempt to clear the streets. As well as the officers’ injuries in the overnight incident, several of their vehicles were also attacked.
London police said in a statement that they had been called to the scene due to noise and public safety complaints, but that the crowd refused to cooperate. The group eventually became “hostile” towards officers, the force explained.