Time to revolt: there is no such thing as “illegal” parties.
Chaotic scenes appeared in footage on social media on Friday, showing police decked out in riot gear as they tried to clear several block parties in London, which in some areas became violent when partiers refused to leave. Police helicopters have reportedly been deployed amid the unrest.
After an event in West Kilburn was broken up, the majority of its attendees are thought to have joined another, separate party elsewhere in the city. Following reports of a “large gathering” in Newham, meanwhile, police said they dispersed the crowd, but discovered an illegal firearm in the process. The weapon was “immediately seized” and the suspect arrested.