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76 arrested at Eric Garner demonstration in London shopping centre

76 arrested at Eric Garner demonstration in London shopping centre

‘Police have arrested 76 people who were part of a mass “die-in” protest in solidarity with US rallies sparked by the death of Eric Garner at a major London shopping centre.

An estimated 600 people attended two peaceful protests held at a Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, west London – one inside the centre and one outside. It is understood those inside were asked to make their way outside and no arrests were made at that time.

Later some protesters, who police said broke away from the main group and attempted to get inside the centre, were arrested on suspicion of public order offences, with one man further arrested on suspicion of assault..

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