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Met officer sacked over ‘racist comment’ at protest

A POLICE officer was sacked yesterday for making a “racist comment” at a political march.

PC Marcus Tyson was dismissed from the Metropolitan Police by a disciplinary panel which found him guilty of gross misconduct while on duty at a March for Turkey in London on August 14 2016.

The panel found that the only appropriate outcome for Mr Tyson was dismissal without notice.

A verbal confrontation broke out between Mr Tyson and marchers, largely from the Kurdish community, after he is said to have pushed a female steward when an ambulance made its way past.

The hearing was assisted by footage recorded at the march, including scenes of the confrontation, which was live-streamed on a Kurdish community newspaper Facebook page.

Seeing the confrontation take place, a march organiser ran over and, according to the opening note for the case, was told by Mr Tyson: “You go and f*** yourself.”

He is also said to have added: “You’re a f****** idiot.”

In an apparent response to the march organiser saying “you shouldn’t be here,” Mr Tyson tells her: “You don't tell me what to do in my country.

“It’s my country.”

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