YouTube Removes Music Videos After uk Police to file a Complaint About the "Gang Violence"
The police claim that the drill of the music videos of "inciting violence."
After the British Metropolitan Police, filed a complaint alleging that the drill of the music that incites "violence of gangs," more than 30 videos that have been removed from YouTube, according to The Guardian.
Drill music, which originated in Chicago and was the first that was made popular by the likes of Chief Keef, is allegedly responsible for the rise of gang violence in London, according to Cressida Dick, the British Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Citing "the extreme violence against women" and the music that "promote violence," Dick led the charge of complaints against almost 60 music videos, 30 of which were removed by the streaming video giant.
A spokesman for YouTube said that they are working with the British Metropolitan Police, among other British law enforcement agencies, to play their part in reducing violent crime. However, it is not clear if the 30 videos removed from the site involved the drill music.
With headquarters in london, drill music collective-1011 began a Change.org on-line petition, calling on the police to stop the ban of these videos on YouTube. As of this writing, more than 5,000 people have signed the petition. 1011 it is also claimed that they are being targeted by the police.
THE ATTENTION OF ALL. Apologies to all those whose videos have been targeted. We are working hard to find a solution. #DropTheKnifePickUpTheMic
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Pressplay, a British marketing company that promotes the drill of the music, took to Instagram to issue a public apology to his followers about some of their music videos are removed from the platform. The company said that they were meeting with YouTube to "fix everything", and predicted that the removed videos would be back on the platform in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, the British journalist Adeel Amini, who works for a company that — by the way — it's called PressPlay as well (