Sorry to disappoint you but there wasn’t a riot in Manor House last night

Seven Sisters Road was shut down between Green Lanes and Woodberry Grove. @Ajmanutd10

Seven Sisters Road was shut down between Green Lanes and Woodberry Grove. @Ajmanutd10

The thing about police tip offs, is that they are confidential, so we will never know if the police were really tipped off, or if the presence of a large group of young Black people congregated was intimidating and caused alarm to some.

I saw first hand as a friend and I attempted to navigate our way through the streets returning from Stoke Newington at around 11.20pm last night. What I saw was a blocked of section of Seven Sisters Road between Green lanes and Woodberry Grove. Approx. 15 police vehicles, countless police office in full riot gear, dog units and a helicopter whirling loudly above. I didn’t witness any violence and don’t know if there was any, somewhere else. Most of the young people appeared to be trying to get away from the area or just wanted to watch the action.

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