Online posts of 20-year-old Rashan Charles

Social media posts have given an insight into the life of a young father who died after he was restrained by police. 

Father-of-one Rashan Charles died following a struggle with an officer in a shop in Hackney, east London, on July 22.

Members of the community have since rallied to pay tribute to the youngster - whose social media posts make reference to repeated attempts on his life, with his Instagram profile named, 'Hard to Kill'.

This comes amid violent clashes on the streets of London in recent days, as impassioned protesters seek justice for the 20-year-old's death. 

Father-of-one Rashan Charles died following a struggle with an officer in a shop in Hackney, east London, on July 22

Rashan Charles

Father-of-one Rashan Charles died following a struggle with an officer in a shop in Hackney, east London, on July 22

Facebook posts from Mr Charles joke about numerous attempts made on his life

Facebook posts from Mr Charles joke about numerous attempts made on his life

Facebook posts from Mr Charles joke about 'trapping' - slang for drug dealing - and attempts on his life. 

In 2013 he wrote: 'I've been shot at, I've been stabbed but I still aint leaving the block. Shout out to all my haters.'

In another he said, 'Respected by most and hated by many', and made reference to being held in youth custody.

Friends say Mr Charles was a good father to his baby daughter.​

Jada, Remiya's mother said her son was a

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