Campaigners Blast Police As Black Driver Is Pulled Over On Suspicion Of Using Vaseline To Smuggle Drugs
"For the love of Jesus! This is a product most Black people use," one critic tweeted.
The treatment of people in police custody has come under intense scrutiny since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – and not just in the US. More than 1740 people have died in custody or following police contact in England & Wales since 1990 – with recent figures showing Black people twice as likely to die than white people. Questions have also been raised about how accountable the police are for deaths of people under their watch. There has been no successful murder or manslaughter prosecution against a police officer. Here, we speak to civil liberties lawyer Leslie Thomas and political scientist Dr Floyd Millen.
Andrew Banks, from Stansted, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Self-proclaimed 'statue defenders' were filmed hurling glass bottles, fireworks and smoke grenades at police on Saturday.
Tory MP Tobias Ellwood – who gave Palmer first aid after the Westminster terror attack – called the image 'abhorrent'.
Footage of the incident in east London was widely shared on social media.
It was one of the longest-running TV shows in America.
The protester, Martin Gugino, 75, was hospitalised after the encounter.
Two police officers were suspended without pay after shoving a peaceful 75-year-old protester, who was rushed to hospital.
Crowds of anti-racism protestors have gathered in central London calling for justice for George Floyd, a Black man killed by police in Minneapolis on Monday.