Four arrested at a rally for Kashmir outside the Indian Embassy in London
By Barfi Culture Team
16th August 2019

Police arrested four people yesterday at a protest outside the Indian High Commission in London after some scuffles broke out. One Sikh man also had his kirpan confiscated.

The protest was held by a coalition of pro-Khalistan and pro-Kashmir groups, over human rights abuses in India. There was another protest outside an Indian government building in Birmingham.

The protest was largely peaceful according to the police but there were some incidents of pushing and shoving. One person was injured.

A video of the scuffles was taken by Russia Today

The Met Police sent Barfi Culture this statement: "Public order trained officers were policing [yesterday]’s demonstration as part of an planned operation."

"The event was largely peaceful but officers did have to react and deal with a small number of incidents as they happened. In total there were four arrests for Section 4 of the Public Order Act, affray, obstruction of police and possession of an offensive weapon."

"One person was injured during the demonstrations."

We asked if the four persons had been released. A spokesperson said they would issue an update later.

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