Thursday, November 5, 2015

Arrested Barkingside Sikh’s anger after turban grabbed at central London protest

Images capturing the scene of the protest in front of the Indian High Commission on October 22. Pictures: James Evans/Demotix/PA
A 48-year-old Sikh man has called for a public enquiry after being arrested and having his turban “grabbed” and thrown to the floor during a protest in central London.
Ropinder Singh, of Glenthorn Gardens, Barkingside, was arrested on suspicion of public disorder offences outside the Indian High Commission, Aldwych Road, on October 22, when hundreds gathered to protest about the destruction of Sikh scriptures in India.
Videos filmed during the sit-in protest show about 10 police officers immobilising Mr Singh on the ground and his turban being thrown on the floor.
Images also show him being arrested without his turban.
Ilford North MP Wes Streeting, who described the police handling of the protest, which involved officers from the mounted police, as “heavy handed and inappropriate”, told the Recorder he expected questions to be answered.
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