A video has emerged on Twitter of the moment when peaceful protestors in London tried to stop a gang of thugs from throwing bottles and other missiles at police officers.
At the beginning of the 45-second clip, level 2 public order officers can be seen edging away from a large group of thugs who started to throw bottles and other objects at them.
Because the officers did not have their full protective gear with them, they had no choice other than to retreat from the scene as large rocks were thrown at them.
Some of the objects being thrown by the thugs fell short and ended up landing on some of the peaceful protesters who ended up trying to stop the thugs.
brave, peaceful protesters, try to convince angry mob to stop throwing missiles at the police
At around 15 seconds into the clip, a female can be heard shouting ‘stop’ towards the individuals who were throwing the objects, as officers are forced to try and avoid the missiles which are raining down on them.
The brave, peaceful protester, without any regard of her own safety, placed herself between the police and the individuals who were throwing the objects as she waves her hands in the air shouting ‘stop, stop, stop’.
Another peaceful protester then joins her in trying to dissuade the thugs from throwing the objects at the police.
At one point, the first female who put herself in danger actual tries to put herself between the angry mob and the police as large objects land around her.
At this point, a male wearing blue also starts shouting at the individuals who are throwing objects at the police.
He can be heard to say: “stop, stop, we aren’t helping ourselves”.
The video then ends as the first peaceful protester who tried to stop the violence continues to stand her ground.
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