Notting Hill Carnival 2013 has come and gone with its rich display of Caribbean culture – music, food, and dance; and even the police got involved, as revellers cheered the parade, which saw floats move from London’s Great Western Road to Ladbroke Grove.
Wearing high-vis jackets, three policemen took turns to bust a move, gyrating and showing off fancy foot work before going down on the ground in a line, to “row the boat,” as earlier displayed by Yibo Koko on the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency (RSTDA) float.
The hilarious routine of officers getting in with the crowd, which was caught on camera, has been described by Metropolitan Police authorities as, “good community relations.”
Organisers expected up to one million people to attend the Carnival over the Bank Holiday weekend in West London to experience Caribbean culture, food, music and dance, and it is estimated that they got more than that number.
Scotland Yard said around 70 arrests were made for drugs offences, assaults on police, public order offences, and possession of offensive weapons; the London Ambulance Service and St. John Ambulance treated more than 300 people for cuts and bruises to their feet and alcohol-related injuries; while about 45 were said to have been taken to hospital.
Reports said about 6,000 officers were on duty at the carnival on Sunday, August 25, 2013, when the Notting Hill Carnival opened with the Children’s day, which traditionally starts the event, and just under 7,000 officers were on duty on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, 2013.
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