About 100 people took to the streets of Bradford in protest after police shot dead Yassar Yaqub on the M62 near Huddersfield on Monday evening.
The group – who were holding banners, chanting and beeping car horns – stopped traffic on the A647 Leeds Road in Bradford.
Unconfirmed reports suggest rocks were thrown at a riot van – with a video apparently showing stones hitting its windscreen.
Riot cops were called to the scene and a police helicopter circled overhead.
“We are upset about yesterday’s killing by the police”
A number of bus services had to be diverted after a group of men stood across both carriageways of the major road from about 7pm on Tuesday.
The men spread banners across the road reading “police don’t murder” and “stop the killing”.
West Yorkshire Police reportedly called in off duty officers to deal with incident.
One protester told the Telegraph and Argus newspaper: “We are here to let people know what goes on and to show we are upset about yesterday’s killing by the police.”
The @FirstWestYorks X6 and 72 services are diverting via Sticker Lane, Bowling Back Lane & Wakefield Road due to a demonstration on Leeds Rd
— Metro Travel News (@MetroTravelNews) January 3, 2017
The demonstration will bring back memories of street protests that broke out after police shot dead Mark Duggan in Tottenham, north London, in 2011.
The public outcry spiralled into riots in cities across Britain.
A force response has been issued by @WestYorksPolice to deal with ongoing incidents in Bradford – also off duty officers being called in.
— Malik Walton (@Cameramal) January 3, 2017
A force spokesman said: “Police empathise with the heightened tensions and engaged with protestors to appeal for calm.
“They are continuing working with members of the community, partners and local officers to maintain community cohesion and police relations.
“Crowds are starting to disperse and traffic is now passing with minimal disruption.
“There was minimal disorder, which quickly de-escalated after dialogue with officers at the scene and there was no necessity to make any arrests.
“Officers will remain in the area to provide a visible presence and to offer reassurance to members of the public.”
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