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Video footage shows Surrey RCMP officers getting swarmed by large group of kids, adults

Surrey RCMP swarmed by a large group of kids
Video shows a Surrey RCMP officers being surrounded and harassed by a large group of kids.

Video footage shared on social media shows RCMP officers being surrounded and harassed by a large group of kids and adults earlier this week in Surrey, B.C.

Officers were responding to a report of an unattended child in the Newton neighbourhood around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, police said.

Surrey RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Elenore Sturko said a group of about 10 to 15 minors and adults had a “very hostile and oppositional reaction” to officers attending the area.

The officers were the subject of attacks with rocks and other objects and physically assaulted, according to RCMP.

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Footage appears to show one youth trying to rip the side mirror off of an RCMP cruiser and throwing a shoe at one of the officers.

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One officer also chased after a youth who allegedly threw something that struck the officer in the head, police said.

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“While he’s trying to arrest that young man for the assault, the child is being held onto by other youth that were there,” Sturko said.

“Another [officer] comes to his assistance to help him make that arrest, and that officer — a female officer — was then punched in the head several times by some of the people in the crowd.”

One youth was arrested for obstruction, a second for assault, and a third for mischief, Sturko said.

No charges have been laid yet.

Mounties said they would like to speak to witnesses and anyone who may have additional video of the incident.

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