Moment chaos erupts with rubbish thrown as riot cops are forced to break up huge crowds ‘after Eid celebrations’

SHOCKING footage shows rubbish being hurled at police as they break up huge crowds after Eid celebrations.

The video, apparently taken in west London last night, begins with a baton-wielding officer telling crowds to “get the f*** back” as his colleagues are pelted with filled plastic bags.


The event was meant to mark the start of EidCredit: X/@UB1UB2Police are pelted with rubbish in the video


Police are pelted with rubbish in the videoCredit: X/@UB1UB2

Additional footage shows a series of long cylinders – which appear to be cardboard – flying towards a gathering of officers wearing high-visibility jackets.

Further video in the compilation of clips, uploaded to the UB1UB2 West London (Southall) account on X, formerly Twitter, shows footage of peaceful revellers dancing and clapping as officers stand by and watch.

But the final stretch of the video shows a police officer, wielding a riot shield and baton, seemingly tussling with one of the event’s attendees.

The celebration of Chaand Raat, meaning ‘Night of the moon’, takes place on the eve of the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated by Muslims worldwide.

It marks the end of fasting for Ramadan.

The footage, uploaded to social media, is believed to have been taken from an event in west London last night.

A Met Police spokesman told The Sun that a large crowd gathered on The Broadway in Southall as part of a pre-planned Eid Celebration on April 9.

At 12.22am on April 10, a section 35 dispersal order was authorised ‘due to disorder’, and the crowd had ‘fully dispersed’ by 2.30am, the force said in a statement.

Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson, in charge of policing in Ealing, said: “Last night, local officers were in the Southall area to ensure the local community could celebrate Eid and reassure local businesses and residents.

“Our neighbourhood officers worked with organisers on how this event could go ahead peacefully. However, sadly, shortly before midnight, a small number of young people – who we do not believe to be from the area – became involved in sporadic anti-social behaviour, including climbing on to bus stops.

“As officers attempted to speak with these people about their safety, they were surrounded by a crowd, again many of whom were not from Southall, before items, including bottles, were thrown towards them.

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“Fortunately, neither members of the public nor the officers were injured. One person, a 15-year-old boy who does not live locally, was arrested for a public order offence.

“This behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will be reviewing what happened to establish what action can now be taken.

“We will continue to liaise with the organisers to thank them for their support, as well as speaking with the community and local partners to discuss last night’s events.”

A series of long cylinders are hurled towards officers


A series of long cylinders are hurled towards officersCredit: X/@UB1UB2

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