Scene of attack at Forbury Gardens in Reading, UK
Scene of attack at Forbury Gardens in Reading, UK Reuters

Multiple people have been reported stabbed in an attack during a Black Lives Matter protest at Forbury Gardens in Reading, UK.

A source has told Sky News that it is believed that the incident is terror-related.

Local media reported 12 people stabbed and three dead, Sputnik said. According to the Telegraph, three people were declared dead at the scene and two were transferred to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment.

The Thames Valley Police confirmed that "officers are on the scene and investigating the incident," Sputnik reported.

Jason Brock, who heads the Reading Borough Council, tweeted: "Concerning reports from Reading town centre - please stay clear of the area as Police are dealing with a serious incident. Reading Council are in touch with the emergency services and will support them as necessary."

Express quoted Nieema Hassan, an organizer of the BLM demonstration, who posted on Facebook that the stabbing "had nothing to do with the protest. They were very peaceful." According to her, the stabbing occurred only after the protesters had left the area.