Protesters stage march one week on from M62 shooting

A road was blocked by a group of protesters last night campaigning against the shooting of a man by West Yorkshire Police, one week ago.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 8:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 8:46 am
M62 shooting
M62 shooting

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

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

A vigil was held last week and protesters staged the march seven days on from the incident.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the force had officers on the scene who were ‘monitoring the situation’.