London: London Police Chief Cressida Dick said on Sunday that 14 police officers were injured in the “shocked and totally unacceptable” attack in the anti-racist protests held in central London on Saturday .
After a basically calm day, after the murder of George Floyd, thousands of people protested the police brutality, and the protesters briefly clashed with the mounted police on Saturday.
“Last night, a handful of protesters violently attacked officials in central London, which made me very sad and frustrated. This caused 14 policemen to be injured.” Metropolitan Police Chief Dick said in a statement.
“The number of attacks is shocking and totally unacceptable.”
Police said 13 policemen were injured in the protest earlier this week and many people have been arrested.
A police officer fell off his horse and received hospital treatment on Saturday, but police said her injury was not life-threatening.
Further protests are planned on Sunday. Dick urged the protesters to find another way to express their views. Because of the danger of the spread of coronavirus, this view “does not involve making appearances on the streets of London.”