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Halloween Rave Photos: What Really Happened When Police ‘Stormed’ London Party

by | 31st, October 2010

TO the illegal rave in London’s Museum Street, High Holborn. Reacting to a tip off that 500 people were enjoying themselves in disused building, the riot police arrive.

UPDATE: Illegal Holborn Rave Was A Smokers’ Revolution And Against State Control

The Mail calls them 600 Halloween youths ”.

Well, so say the paper of record’s headline. The story one line down tells readers:

A number of officers were injured when bottles were hurled during clashes with a crowd of up to 500 youths at a disused building in central London.

One hundred Halloween youths have vanished! Only to reappear:

Witnesses said outnumbered officer were forced to retreat as more than 600 baying ravers emerged from the building chanting ‘f*** the police’.

You mean the Halloween police who had shut down their fun?

Anyhow, what of the “riot”? Says Sky New s :

Seven people were arrested and three people injured – including one police officer – after bricks and bottles were used as missiles.

Bad luck to be hurt. But it’s not a riot. The copper who was injured is ok. And what’s this the police behaved sensibly!?

A Met spokesperson said elements of the estimated 500-strong crowd became aggressive after being asked to move on.

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