On the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival there have 133 people arrested on the first day which was yesterday.
According to the police they have seized around 20 weapons during the day and many officers complained of being spat at and threatened.
Dave Musker the Notting Hill Gold Commander who has the responsibility of policing the Carnival had this to say:
“As the Gold Commander responsible for the policing of this event, my job is to ensure everyone participating and attending can enjoy a safe and spectacular event.
“On Sunday, my officers along with colleagues from the British Transport Police arrested 133 individuals for a range of offences and 20 weapons were seized, including knives. I am confident that the Section 60 order imposed yesterday prevented these dangerous items being brought to Carnival, and based on the intelligence at my disposal, I consider it proportionate and necessary to ensure a safe Carnival today.”
The Notting Hill Carnival apparently celebrates so called: “British African-Caribbean Culture” the Carnival continues today as I am sure another day of crime, chaos and violence will unfold.