There were 76 arrests at Westfield shopping centre yesterday.
Protestors who were staging a non-violent “die-in” in solidarity with the American rallies objecting to the circumstances surrounding the death of Eric Garner clashed with police.
Eric Garner was an unarmed black man who was held in a chokehold by police in New York who later died as a result. The incident was captured on camera. The officers involved were not indicted.
Around 2,000 protestors took part in the Westfield protest. Police claim a breakaway group forced their way into the shopping centre, caused criminal damage and assaulted security staff. However, officers themselves were accused of kettling.