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Police officer charged with assault during pro-Brexit UK ‘yellow vest’ demonstration

A police officer has been charged with assault during a UK “yellow vest” demonstration in London. PC Connor Pennery, 27, is accused of common assault at a protest in Haymarket on 16 February. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the officer, from a riot unit based in Chadwell Heath, had been placed on restricted duties. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now PC Pennery was charged following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 August. The day saw clashes break out between “yellow vest” protesters…