Protest student 'hit by policeman' at Leeds EMA march
A student has claimed she was hit by a policeman during protests in Leeds against plans to scrap the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
Georgia Emblem, 20, said she had been struck on the leg with a truncheon "without warning" during the event.
The incident was captured on a mobile phone by a person at the protest.
West Yorkshire police said they could not comment on footage they had not seen, but that a complaint of excessive force by officers was being looked at.
The force said two officers had also been injured during the confrontation.
Miss Emblem said: "He didn't give me a warning or anything, he just struck me twice.
"Me and my friend said to each other, 'we don't want to get in trouble with the police'.
"Considering I came in that mind-frame, it's really scary that then they treated me like that."
Police said about 30 people had taken part in the protest in the city centre, with some attempting to enter a branch of LloydsTSB.
A student, 18, was also arrested and charged with possessing an offensive weapon. He has been released on bail.