Police have come in for criticism after officers were filmed “manhandling” a homeless person, as part of a crackdown on rough sleepers.
Shot by a pedestrian on Tuesday afternoon in Southend High Street, the video shows the man sitting down and drawing, before officers drag him away to be relocated.No, not an uninterested bystander - by someone with a vested interest in encouraging these parasites!
The eyewitness, a member of the Homeless Street Hub and Soup Kitchen in Southend, described the scene as “harrowing” and the police engagement “unwarranted”.You know what's 'unwarranted'? Having to walk Southend High Street every morning, being accosted by people begging for spare change.
The video attracted scores of sympathetic comments on Facebook, with residents announcing plans to stage a sit down protest on Saturday morning in support of the man.Barking mad, the lot of them!