India condemns Leicester violence on Indians: The Indian High Commission in the UK has denounced “the violence against the Indian community in Leicester and vandalism of properties and Hindu religious symbols.”
The High Commission of India in London said in a press statement on its official Twitter account: “We have forcefully raised this problem with the UK authorities and have requested swift action against those engaged in these actions.”
The United Kingdom’s media has been covering “large-scale” and “severe” disruption in the English city of Leicester, northwest of London, for 24 hours after street fights between sizable Hindu and Muslim gatherings.
According to social media reports, the weekend’s incident reportedly started by a protest march. Video from the scene showed police trying to control two different groups as glass bottles hurled and some individuals brandished sticks and batons.
In a video posted on Twitter, acting chief constable of Leicestershire Police Rob Nixon said, “We have had multiple complaints of an outbreak of unrest in areas of the east Leicester area of the city.”