posted at 02:00
Author Name: Joshua Barrie
Police Use Pepper Spray, Tasers At Warwick Student Protest
A video of violence between police officers and students at a top English university has been posted on YouTube. The footage captures officers from West Midlands Police attending a protest at the University of Warwick on Wednesday. It's been claimed that officers used CS spray on the protesters and a taser was drawn but not fired. "The police came in and started pushing people around. They grabbed my friend by the scarf, and I tried to help her." "The police shouted: 'Get back, get back or we'll pepper-spray you'. I was then pushed back while they sprayed my face. They got me directly in the eyes. They also had Tasers and had their batons out." The police say officers were called after an alleged assault on a member of university staff. It says security staff, who had been supervising the protest, were subjected to an "Unprovoked act of violence" - which is why the police got called in. Warwick students had joined others around the country for the protest.

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