One of the officers policing the EDL demonstration yesterday has become known as "Hipster Cop" after his shaved head, majestic beard and carefully-maintained moustache took the internet by storm.
He was photographed at the protest showing off facial attributes typical among the urban elite whom the EDL probably despise.
"You wouldn't know my favourite riot it's too obscure." pic.twitter.com/lc1SOE0F8N— Benedict Farse (@Benedict_Farse) May 10, 2015
It began to circulate on Twitter after the photographer who took the image posted it.
People began joking about the officer's supposed Hipster taste in policing, phones and music.
I liked #hipstercop until he became too mainstream. My favourite cop now... you've probably never heard of him.— Ben Endley (@Benendley1) May 10, 2015
...As well as how being a hipster inhibited his policing ability.
#hipstercop does not kick protesters in the head for fear of getting blood on his cuffed jeans + second hand 10 eyelet Nubuck leather boots— Shoes. (@deanoshoes) May 10, 2015
*goes to pepper spray protesters*
*goes into wrong pocket-accidentally douses 'em in organic beard oil*May 10, 2015
The nearest we came to learning who Hipster Cop is was this tweet from Sgt Nathan Shickle, who said he was "having a good old chuckle".
I'm standing next to #HipsterCop right now, having a good old chuckle at some of the captions.— Sgt Nathan Shickle (@MPSBatterseaSgt) May 10, 2015
It wasn't clear whether Hipster Cop joined in with Sgt Shickle's.
A more senior officer pleaded for people to stop #HipsterCop from trending.
Hipster Cop was one of hundreds of officers who policed the EDL demonstration in Walthamstow on Saturday.
Witnesses say there are "hundreds" of police with vans, horses and dogs escorting a the EDL turnout of between 30 and 80.
Here's a few more for you...
Good cop: Tell us about the drugs & we'll make a deal.
Bad cop: TELL US, OR YOU'RE GOING DOWN!
#HipsterCop: *plays ukelele*
Ok I'll talk!— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) May 10, 2015