UK-made anti-riot gear has been widely used in America during clashes with Black Lives Matter protesters, despite the government’s claim there is “no evidence” British equipment was used, Sky News has found.
In a joint investigation with The Guardian, Bellingcat and Lighthouse Reports, riot shields made in England were found to have been used by at least six different US law enforcement agencies across three states.
The shields, intended to protect officers, have been used by US police in confrontations with protesters, journalists and passers-by – including a 67-year-old cancer patient who walks with a cane who had to seek medical help.
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