Hackney Riots 2017
Furious protesters have thrown bottles at police, launched fireworks and burned mattresses in the street as tensions mount over a young man who died after he was wrestled to the ground by an officer.
Dad-of-one Rashan Charles was caught on CCTV being thrown to the floor by a male cop.
The 20-year-old's death has led to accusations of excessive force and police brutality from the local community, with a police watchdog launching an investigation.
Tonight, during a violent demonstration in Hackney, east London, protesters blocked off roads with wheelie bins, rubbish bags and broken tables.
Mattresses were burned in the street as around 150 people, many holding Black Lives Matter banners, brought traffic to a standstill.
Shocked residents took to social media as a lorry driver ploughed through a makeshift barricade erected by rioters.
People were seeing fleeing the area as masked demonstrators screamed "justice" through the flames.
Restaurants and bars pulled down their shutters, locking customers inside, amid angry scenes on the streets.