Protests in Bradford After Man Killed in Police Shooting

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20175 views
Published: January 13, 2017

West Yorkshire Police attended a “spontaneous protest” in Bradford on January 3, following the shooting in a “pre-planned” police operation of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub earlier that day.

Police said Yaqub’s death was related to the criminal possession of a firearm.

Police said the protest, which drew dozens of people, began at 7:15 pm.

Protesters waving home-made banners can be seen interrupting traffic in this video, which was shared live on Facebook.

Police appealed for calm, and said in a <a href="https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news/spontaneous-protest-bradford" target="_blank">statement</a> that they “empathise with the heightened tensions” and are continuing to work with members of the community, partners and local officers to “maintain community cohesion and police relations”. 

No arrests were made at the protest.

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