Indian High Commission In London Vandalised As Kashmir Protest Turns Violent
Earlier, the protests had broken on the Independence Day on August 15. On Tuesday, protestors smashed windows of the Indian High Commission and even broke a windowpane of the building as they carried flags of the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and raised "freedom" slogans.
#WATCH United Kingdom: Pakistani supporters protested outside the Indian High Commission in London yesterday. They also caused damage to the premises. (Video Source: Indian High Commission in London) pic.twitter.com/dFtm7C64XO— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2019
Confirming the attack & violent protest, the Indian High Commission tweeted, "Another violent protest outside the Indian High Commission in London today, 3 September 2019. Damage caused to the premises." The Indian High Commission also shared a photo of the damaged window pane on Twitter. Responding to the tweet by India in the UK, London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the violent protests, saying it was "unacceptable". "I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action," London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted.
On August 15, the Independence Day celebrations by the Indian diaspora in London were disrupted by protesters who hurled stones and eggs on the embassy building and the Indians gathered outside.
I utterly condemn this unacceptable behaviour and have raised this incident with @metpoliceuk to take action.— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) September 3, 2019