A man who led an anti-mask protest in Leeds city centre on Saturday afternoon (August 8) was arrested by police, after being wrestled to the ground in a six-minute struggle.
The man attended a protest outside Leeds Civic Hall, before urging others there to march with him.
He was seen by police on The Headrow, where he was carrying a sound system and playing Bob Marley songs.
A viral video on Facebook showed a group of officers wrestling the man to the ground as he attempted to resist arrest. One bystander can be repeatedly heard shouting “police brutality”.
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Officers attended in Leeds city centre on Saturday afternoon following reports of a large gathering of people attending at anti mask COVID 19 protest outside the Civic Hall.
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