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Activists stage protest outside Manchester police station against tasering of a man in front of his child

PROTESTERS staged a demonstration outside Great Manchester police headquarters on Saturday after police Tasered a black motorist in front of his infant child, leaving the youngster screaming in terror.

The incident took place on May 6 at a Manchester petrol station where two police officers approached Desmond Ziggy Mombeyarara, 34, over his driving.

They electrocuted him while his child stood next to him and began screaming after he fell to the ground.

There were several witnesses and a film was placed on social media where it spread quickly, attracting shock and condemnation.

On Saturday, protesters wielded placards condemning police brutality and violence against black people.

Among the protesters was Nuradin Abdi, who said that he saw the incident on social media.

“What I saw on social media left me absolutely shocked,” he said.

“The child was only four or five years old. You could hear his screams as his father fell to the ground. It has haunted me.

“Lots of people are stopped in this country for alleged motoring offences but they are not Tasered. I do not believe it would have happened if he had been a white man or woman with a child.

“It is wrong. As black people we are not asking for better treatment. We are asking for equal treatment. I hope more black people and white people who support us will protest against police brutality of black people.”

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has confirmed that it has launched an inquiry.


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