Britain’s top police officer is facing increasing criticism over his force’s handling of anti-terror operations. Muslim groups gathered outside the Metropolitan force’s headquarters at Scotland Yard to protest against what they see as heavy-handed police tactics during a raid in the capital on June the 2nd.
Two brothers arrested during the raid, shown here on a passer-by’s mobile phone, were released without charge a week after the incident. Its reported that the men, one of whom was shot in disputed circumstances, plan to sue for damages from the force.Sir Ian Blair was already facing calls for his resignation after his officers shot an unarmed Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, on the Tube last July in the wake of the London bombings. He now faces the possibility of a second inquiry into the shooting of an apparently innocent suspect.