Black Lives Matter

Black people should not be scared to phone the police when they need help – but I was

August 8, 2020

When I was young, I was given ‘the talk’ by my brothers.  They told me to never call the police if I was in trouble, I should call them instead. Their experience was that the police were against us.  Even if I questioned what they had been through, which I didn’t, I was soon to […]

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Investigation launched after black man ‘punched and kicked’ by police in street

July 2, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Metropolitan Police are investigating footage showing a black man being ‘punched and kicked’ as eight officers try to pin him to the floor. The force confirmed a public complaint had been recorded and that the ‘actions […]

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Former drug dealer fears London gang ‘war zone’ as anger towards police grows

June 26, 2020

A former drug dealer who has turned his life around said he is worried ‘gang wars’ in the capital could escalate in the wake of growing hostility towards the police. Kevin Robotham, 39, spoke to Metro.co.uk about his experience growing up on estates in west London where he claims gang culture was rife. The Southall […]

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Police expecting ‘large crowds’ in London on fourth weekend of anti-racism protests

June 20, 2020

Anti-racism protesters are preparing to march on cities across the UK for the fourth weekend in a row, with police expecting ‘large crowds’ in London. Forces are expecting demonstrators to walk through the capital as well as cities including Glasgow and Birmingham. Officers have asked people not to attend to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, they are […]

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Winston Churchill statue uncovered ahead of French President’s visit today

June 18, 2020

Pictures show a statue of Winston Churchill which was targeted by protesters being uncovered ahead of a visit by the French president later today. The statue, in Parliament Square, Westminster, was boarded up for protection after it was covered in graffiti calling him a racist during a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month. It […]

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New photos show lead-up to moment Patrick Hutchinson rescued injured white man

June 15, 2020

New images have cast light on the altercation at Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protests that led black activist Patrick Hutchinson to step in and rescue an injured white man. The man appeared to be surrounded in a tense confrontation outside the Southbank Centre in London, in which some protesters tried to attack him while others […]

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Man who helped rescue white far-right protester says ‘we just did what we could’

June 15, 2020

The organiser of a London-based protection group who were pictured saving a white man during a far-right protest, said they ‘just did what we could’ to save his life. Pierre Noah, 47, who heads up protection group Ark Security, admitted that if his team had not rescued the injured man, he would have ‘one hundred […]

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Black Lives Matter supporter carries injured ‘far-right protester’ to safety

June 13, 2020

A suspected far-right protester was carried to safety by a supporter of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between police and rival groups. Pictures showed a white man, who the crowd identified as a far-right member, clutching his head as […]

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Man urinates next to memorial of PC Palmer as far-right protests escalate

June 13, 2020

A man was seen urinating by the memorial to murdered officer PC Keith Palmer as tensions flared between police and far-right groups in the capital today. Mr Palmer was tragically killed as he protected Parliament from a terrorist attack on 22 March, 2017. Pictures show a man relieving himself right next to Palmer’s plaque which […]

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Londoners, I urge you to stay home instead of protesting this weekend

June 12, 2020

As a former human rights lawyer and someone who believes passionately in freedom of assembly and the right to peaceful protest, it goes against my nature to urge Londoners not to go out to protest this weekend. But these are exceptional circumstances. Not only are we in the midst of a devastating pandemic, which is […]

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