Priti Patel

Boris Johnson condemns ‘racist thuggery’ of rightwing protesters in London

June 13, 2020

Boris Johnson has condemned violence by protesters in central London on Saturday as “racist thuggery” in a post on Twitter. “Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law. These marches and protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines,” he wrote. The prime minister continued: “Racism has no […]

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Black Lives Matter protesters spray ‘racist’ on Winston Churchill statue

June 8, 2020

A statue of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in London was covered in graffiti as anti-racism protests were held across the UK over the weekend. While demonstrations were largely peaceful, small skirmishes broke out in some parts of the capital, with people lobbing bottles and fireworks at police. Thousands have taken to the streets […]

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Mass anti-racism protests take place in cities across UK

June 7, 2020

Tens of thousands of people attended protests across the UK on Sunday – including one where a statue of a slave trader was pulled down – after a week in which growing numbers defied calls from politicians and police to avoid mass gatherings to rally against racial injustice. In London, thousands gathered outside the US […]

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