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UK Protester Jody McIntyre Says Police Dragged Him From Wheelchair (VIDEO)

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LONDON (AP)— British police say they will investigate a report that a demonstrator with cerebral palsy was hauled out of his wheelchair during protests in London against raising university tuition fees.

Twenty-year-old Jody McIntyre told the BBC he was "100 percent not a threat to anyone" when he was pulled out of the chair during last week's demonstration in London.

Video footage shows a man, apparently McIntyre, being dragged across a road by officers. It quickly spread across the Internet after being posted on YouTube and widely shared on Twitter.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement the issue has been referred to the force's internal Directorate of Professional Standards. It said McIntyre had not made an official complaint but it would contact him.

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