Reclaim Brixton Group event ends in violence

An event held by the Reclaim Brixton group in London has ended in violence with the windows of Foxtons estate agents smashed. The event had been intended to campaign for more local housing in the area to counter increasing house prices in the area.

The Metropolitan police confirmed that some of the campaigners broke away from the main group saying in a statement “a group of protesters then made their way to Brixton Road where the window of a commercial premises was smashed and graffiti sprayed on the building”.

The police also confirmed that another group who had entered the force’s police station in Brixton and that CS gas was used to disperse them. The Guardian newspaper reported that violence continued into the evening.