Glass bottles thrown as the groups face off in Leicester

Glass bottles thrown as the groups face off in Leicester

Leicester Police, England, called for the calm following “numerous reports of an outbreak of unrest” in the east of the city on Saturday 17 September.

In the early hours of Sunday, the Leicestershire police She said at least two people were arrested after officers conducted the searches. One person was arrested for violent unrest while the other was arrested for possession of a stabbing weapon.

“People have dispersed from the area. We are monitoring it closely and continue to maintain a strong police presence to reassure our communities, “the police said, adding that” a series of investigations “were underway into reports of” damage and violence “.

Witnesses told the BBC The Saturday night events had been triggered by a protest at the beginning of the day.

Majid Freeman’s footage shows police responding to a clash between groups on Belgrave Road. Glass bottles can be seen and heard shattering as police officers order Freeman and his group to turn back. A bottle is close to the officers.

Storyful couldn’t confirm who exactly threw the bottles.

Other footage circulating on social media shows a group damaging a car in nearby Gipsy Lane before capsizing it. Credit: Majid Freeman via Storyful

Video transcription

[LOUD CHATTER]

We are [INAUDIBLE] right now, stall with the Hindu crowd. As you can see–

[GLASS BREAKING]

– that was right [INAUDIBLE]

[LOUD CHATTER]

[GLASS BREAKING]

Wow, then you have the police officer in mind. This is what the Hindu crowd is doing.

They are throwing the bottle.

The Hindu crowd is throwing bottles in our direction. Look, again, another. Oh.

[LOUD CHATTER]

Oh.

Turn around! Turn around!

They are dealing with it the wrong way. They are dealing with it the wrong way!

[LOUD CHATTER]

[SCREAMING]

Look, another missile, another missile, another missile. This is what the Hindu crowd is doing.

[SCREAMING]

They are throwing glass bottles at the Muslims outside. The police have nothing under control. First they came … look, another, another, another.

[LOUD CHATTER]

They are launching missiles.

[YELLING]

I’m recording this. I’m recording this, so everyone in the world can see who the real attackers are …

Stay back. Stand back, please. You are recording [INAUDIBLE].

– so we can show you who the real attackers are and who is starting this.

[LOUD CHATTER]

Appearance. Look at the missile.

[GLASS BREAKING]

There you are in the act. And another now, again.

[YELLING]

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