Road blocked by group protesting against M62 shooting

A road has been blocked by a group of protesters tonight campaigning against the shooting of a man by West Yorkshire Police, one week ago.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 8:03 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 8:51 pm
The scene of the shooting

Queen Street in Huddersfield has been blocked by a group of people holding banners and waving placards.

They are protesting against the shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, aged 28, who was shot and killed during a police operation on the M62 slip-road at Ainley Top in Huddersfield.

The incident happened one week ago today (Monday).

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A vigil was held last week and protesters have staged the march tonight, seven days on.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the force has officers on the scene who are 'monitoring the situation'.

He added: "We are just facilitating a peaceful protest and a march at the moment."

Yassar Yaqub

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