Manchester student strangled by police officer for shaking his head

Two Manchester students found themselves at the receiving end of police brutality on Saturday evening.

After one of the duo shook his head at a passing Tactical Aid Unit police van, he reportedly found himself being held by the throat as he was asked “did you shake your head at me you little sh*t?”

The other student was then slammed into the ground after displaying distress at the situation and attempting to film it.

The first student was then apparently arrested, driven to a McDonalds, and released him there.

The police officers involved reportedly refused to give their details, and threatened to keep the student over the weekend if he continued to ask for the details.

From the footage above, it’s clear that unnecessary force was used against the pair, especially when one considers how many police officers were present.

The police have since confirmed that an internal investigation is underway. The incident will now be looked at by the force’s Professional Standards Branch following a complaint.

The force have claimed that the 18 year old student was arrested for alleged ‘breaching of the peace’.

The event followed a protest in Manchester that took place on Saturday evening, campaigning against the passing of the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

This protest saw hundreds gather in St Peters Square in the city centre.


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