Six police officers injured and four protesters arrested after death of young black father sparks violent riots in London

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Six police officers have been injured, including four who were taken to hospital, following riots in east London.

Four people have been arrested after cops clashed with protesters following the death of a young dad.

Masked demonstrators set fire to bins and even a car during the demonstration following the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa, known as Edson.

The 25-year-old was in a car with two others when it was stopped by officers from the Metropolitan Police in Newham, East London on June 15.

According to the police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which is investigating, Edson became "unwell" during his arrest.
 Despite the efforts of medics Edson, died six days later in hospital.

However, Edson's friends and family claim police used 'force' and CS spray during his arrest.
 They say his neck and collarbone were broken and he suffered bleeding on the brain - something the police watchdog refutes.


Earlier on Sunday afternoon, dozens of 'Justice For Edson' protesters marched on Forest Gate police station. Crowds built up into the hundreds as they made their way into nearby Stratford.

Some were heard chanting “f**k the police” and “justice for Edson”.

Riot police blocked sections of the road with the police helicopter also buzzing overhead.

The bus station in Stratford was evacuated causing panic for commuters..

Police were still at the scene outside the station in large numbers at 10.50pm.

Firefighters, protected by police, hosed out a fire which had been set in a bin in Richmond Road.

Bricks had been ripped from a wall and thrown at police.

Family campaigners were insisting that the violence was not coming from them and it had been set up as a peaceful march.

Officers with dogs arrived at the scene at about 10.55pm.

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