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Da Costa death triggers violent protests in East London

Da Costa, 25, died six days after he was stopped in a car by Metropolitan Police officers in Woodcocks, Beckton, Newham.

Published: 26th June 2017 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2017 11:27 AM   |  A+A-

Protesters allege Edir Frederico Da Costa was beaten and died of his wounds after being stopped in a car by Police officers in east London, while pathologists have said there were no injuries to suggest severe force was used by police. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP)

By ANI

London: The death of a 25-year-old black man from wounds allegedly sustained during his arrest by police has triggered protests in East London.
 
Protests turned violent as demonstrators chanted slogans "we want justice" and hurled bricks at policemen outside the police station and fires were lit.
 
Da Costa, 25, died six days after he was stopped in a car by Metropolitan Police officers in Woodcocks, Beckton, Newham.
 
Protestors allege the man, known by friends as Edson, was “brutally beaten”.
 
Some protestors carried Black Lives Matter posters and others had homemade placards which read “Justice for Edson + How Many More???”
 
Meanwhile, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into the incident.

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