Brixton descended into violent chaos last night after a large police operation swarmed onto a block party in the London district. Video footage from Wednesday night saw violent mobs chase police and smash up emergency service vehicles. In one clip, a person can be saying: “They have run the police out of here.”
One witness tweeted: “Only in Brixton, you’ll see feds getting run out of the area.”
Footage from earlier in the night showed a huge gathering near Angell Town in Brixton.
A police helicopter had been circling the area since around 7pm.
However, the night quickly decended into chaos with video showing dozens of revellers running and screaming.
This morning, Brixton was trending on social media, amid a shocked reaction to the violence and attacks on the police.
One horrifying video clip showed lines of police being hit with objects hurled by a crowd in the south London district.
Another video uploaded onto social media showed people jumping on a Met Police patrol car.
This followed reports of a gunshot at a house party earlier in the night.
One clip even showed a man brandishing a sword in the middle of the street.
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