Videos posted to social media appeared to display a male officer getting pinned to the ground and kicked, ahead of a female officer intervenes. A squabble then plays out for around a minute among the two officers and a group of adult men.
Wednesday’s incident has drawn a sharp reaction from the UK’s police association and Residence Secretary Priti Patel, who wrote on Twitter that the attack was “sickening, stunning & disgraceful.”
“We are not society’s punchbags,” the Metropolitan Police Federation’s chairman Ken Marsh added in a statement. “On this event our colleagues are fortunately only reporting minimal injuries — but the truth is it could have been considerably even worse.”
The Metropolitan Law enforcement verified on Thursday that two gentlemen have been arrested.
London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, mentioned: “Assaults on our police will not be tolerated.” He included: “These courageous officers have been doing their duty and aiding the public — I wish them a speedy restoration.”
Khan has supported the protests, which saw tens of hundreds get to the streets in London and other Uk cities, but he condemned the small quantity of demonstrators who were associated in tense scenes with officers.