More Than A Dozen Cops Arrive To Arrest One Black Bookseller In London

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The bookstall owner, according to local British news outlets, belonged to a charity group that promotes black literature.

Videos showing dozens of police officers arresting a single bookseller are stoking outrage on the internet.

The chaotic scene, recorded by several onlookers, shows the moment a man, reportedly selling black literature, was arrested during a “pre-planned anti-drug raid called “Operation Zarina” in Brixton, a district in London.

 

 

The bookstall owner, according to local British news outlets, belonged to a charity group called Blackchild Promotions, a pan-African organization that promotes black literature.

After videos of the arrest were posted on different social media forums, many users denounced it as a case of police brutality.

 

 

 

 

 

However, one Met police spokesperson told International Business Times unrest broke out when “officers were attempting to speak to a market trader a number of people gathered and interrupted officers from performing their duties.”

At least one cop got injured during the scuffle. One man, according to Evening Standard, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

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