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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

BREAKING Angry protesters armed with banners bring traffic to a standstill in Bradford over death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub

BREAKING Angry protesters armed with banners bring traffic to a standstill in Bradford over death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub
Angry protesters armed with banners bring traffic to a standstill in Bradford over death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub

Angry protesters armed with banners bring traffic to a standstill in Bradford over death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub

RIOT police were called after around 100 angry demonstrators blocked busy Bradford roads tonight.
A group protesting about the shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, 28, on the M62, junction 24 for Ainley Top, yesterday sparked a protest which began in Leeds Road this evening at around 6.30pm but spread down to the Shipley Airedale Road.
Traffic was brought to a standstill as police tried to move on the protestors who were shouting abuse and waving home-made banners.


Many wore scarves to hide their identity as they hurled abuse at the officers while vehicles sounded their horns.
One member of the group told the Telegraph & Argus: "We are here to let people know what goes on and to show we are upset about yesterday's killing by the police."
Another said: "Police had no proof he was a danger but they killed him."
Another one shouted: "Look at all these police and only one of them is Asian. Why is that?"
A few missiles were launched at the dozen or so police vehicles which had blocked the roads around Leeds Road. As the protest moved further towards the centre of town, police in riot gear and shields arrived and observed what was going on from the central reservation. 
The police helicopter was also mobilised.
A spokesman for the police said they attended a 'spontaneous protest' this evening with protestors using Shipley Airedale Road, Leeds Road, Wakefield Road and surrounding routes.
"Officers from West Yorkshire Police were deployed to the area to facilitate a peaceful protest and to provide public reassurance.
"Police empathise with the heightened tensions and engaged with protestors to appeal for calm. They are continuing working with members of the community, partners and local officers to maintain community cohesion and police relations."




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