The promo video for 'We Come 1' features violent scenes...

FAITHLESS have been forced to cut scenes from the promotional video for their new single ‘WE COME 1’.

The contentious scenes in the promo – which features Faithless rapper Maxi Jazz in a warehouse-type room impassively watching as a Reclaim The Streets-style riot flashes in front of him – all involve violent clashes between party goers and the police. One of the opening shots sees a police van being pushed over by protesters, while a later scene sees mounted police attacking protesters with batons.

Although there is no direct mention in the video, NME.COM understands that the cuts have been made because of possible allusions to the series of anti-capitalist marches around the world. The latest of these is scheduled to take place in London today (May 1). As such, only the cut version will be broadcast during daytime hours.

The band issued the following statement: “Faithless support any person’s right to protest, but we abhor violence.”

, who have previously directed for The Chemical Brothers, Robbie Williams and Blur.

‘We Come 1’ is released on June 4, followed by the band’s third album ‘Outrospective’ on June 18. The band play the V2001 festival at Chelmsford and Staffordshire in August.

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