George Floyd protests

UK police arrest ‘mirrors what happened to George Floyd’, lawyer claims

July 18, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck has called for an apology from Scotland Yard. Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to ‘get off my neck’ […]

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Met Police officer suspended over video of suspect shouting ‘get off my neck’

July 17, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended and another placed on restricted duties after a video appeared to show one of them kneeling on man’s neck. The force’s Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House described the footage as […]

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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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Black Lives Matter protesters call for race inequality commission head to quit

June 20, 2020

Anti-racism protesters in London have said the head of the Government’s new Race Inequality Commission Munira Mirza must quit her post. Today thousands of activists marched from Hyde Park, to Parliament Square and then down Whitehall to Trafalgar Square calling. Up to 14 police vans were on hand as Scotland Yard warned previous tallies had […]

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Clashes between police and ‘statue defenders’ in fourth weekend of protests

June 20, 2020

As more anti-racism demonstrations are being held in cities across Britain, clashes have broken out between counter-protesters and police in Glasgow. Police were forced to form a barrier between groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and self-appointed ‘statue defenders’. It follows scenes of ‘racist thuggery’ on Wednesday when far-right Scottish loyalists from the National […]

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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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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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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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Violent protesters could be jailed within 24 hours of arrest

June 12, 2020

Anyone who causes vandalism, criminal damage or assaults police officers during Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests this weekend could be jailed within 24 hours of arrest, it has been reported. Magistrates have been instructed by Justice Sectary Robert Buckland to extend their opening hours and fast-track cases related the ongoing demonstrations in a similar response […]

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Thousands take the knee for George Floyd at Parliament Square protest

June 6, 2020

Anti-racism protesters hit the streets in cities across Britain today as uproar continues over the death of George Floyd. Despite Government pleas to avoid groups of more than six to prevent the spread of coronavirus, thousands of people filled Parliament Square demonstrating against police brutality against black people. Riots spread across the US after a […]

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