Camberwell clash: Shocking moment crowds wielding sticks square up to cops as protest descends into chaosthedigitalchaps


CHAOS has broken out on the streets of London with crowds wielding sticks seen squaring up with cops.

Police say they were rushed to Camberwell this afternoon after a protest involving dozens of people started turning violent.


Chaos has broken out on the streets of London’s Camberwell this afternoonCredit: UKNIP
Cops said the violence erupted amid a protest of about 50 people


Cops said the violence erupted amid a protest of about 50 peopleCredit: UKNIP

Footage of the scenes showed armed people rushing along the road towards officers.

They can be seen hitting the cop cars with sticks as they swarm the area.

Amid the chaos the group can be seen launching missiles and throwing plastic barriers at cops.

Officers on the ground can be seen trying to block the group out.

Sirens can be heard ringing through the streets as the chaos causes gridlock in the suburb.

The violence is said to have broken out near The Lighthouse Theatre.

Met Police this afternoon said: “Officers are on scene in Camberwell Road, SE5 where there is a protest with approximately 50 people gathered outside a private venue.

“Additional officers are on their way to the location to assist with the demonstration.”

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