London: Ravers throw billiard balls at riot cops during siege

The attacks on ‘illegal raves’ have continued in London yesterday as three feds have been injured in a seven-hour siege after ravers barricaded themselves in a squatted building in Walthamstow, North London. Ravers hurled rocks and even billiard balls at riot cops as they defended themselves inside the empty Hurricane Room snooker club on Hoe Street last night.

Hundreds of ravers partying on the street were dispersed but many barricaded themselves inside the building and continued in defiance with the event. The cops eventually stormed the venue at about 5am, making four arrests.

“I saw the police wearing their anti-riot gear and they were trying to break in to an abandoned building because some people stayed inside and didn’t want to leave. After an hour the police closed the junction completely because the remaining people in the building started throwing stones and billiard balls on police cars from a window on the first floor.”

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