Winston Churchill

Extinction Rebellion protester arrested for defacing Winston Churchill statue

September 10, 2020

Over 600 people were arrested during the environmental demonstrations in London The statue of Winston Churchill is seen vandalised with spray paint on 10 September. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ten days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London ended with naked protests and an arrest over graffiti daubed on a statue of Winston Churchill. At least […]

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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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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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Police chased down Whitehall and Cenotaph damaged as 12 arrested at BLM protests

June 8, 2020

Violent clashes erupted at largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London, which saw a police officer on the floor with blood streaming down his face. Footage shows a mob chasing officers down the streets of Whitehall as they were pelted with bottles, fireworks and smoke bombs at around 9pm. Meanwhile one demonstrator climbed onto The Cenotaph […]

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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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