The Police have issued a statement confirming that a 17-year-old boy was arrested following the violent protest in Dalston on Friday night.
Young man arrested after violent Dalston protest
"Several small fires were started and items, including bottles, were thrown at police. "One police officer sustained an injury to his eye. He remains fit for duty.
"A member of the public was knocked from his bicycle and assaulted as he attempted to pass through the protest and a number of parked vehicles were damaged.
"As the disorder continued, public order trained officers and Mounted Branch were deployed to the scene."
– MET POLICE STATEMENT
Police also confirmed that the crowd dispersed soon after 11.30pm on Friday night.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody at this time.
"The disorder of last night was separate from the peaceful protest at Stoke Newington Police Station that was held earlier that day.
"Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured, but there was inconvenience to local residents and road users and damage caused to vehicles, a cash machine and a number of windows.
"We will always support the right to lawful protest but behaviour such as that seen last night cannot be tolerated."
– DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT CLAIRE CRAWLEY
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