Black Lives Matter protestors clash with police at London protests – angry scenes

Black Lives Matter protestors clash with police at London protests – angry scenes

London protests appear to have turned violent as police in riot gear clash with protestors in Kings Charles Street, near Whitehall, at the demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Footage shows protestors throwing bottles at officers in Westminster. 

Police have drawn their batons in a warning to protestors they will use reasonable force if they need to defend themselves. 

A line of police can be seen trying to stop protestors entering Kings Charles Street. 

A man has been arrested outside Downing Street and one police officer has been injured. 

Fireworks have also been set off under the arches near the Foreign Office.

It comes after violent erupted on Saturday evening at the anti-racism protests in London. 

Thousands of protesters have joined the anti-racism rally outside the US embassy in London as Black Lives Matter demonstrations take place in cities across the UK.

Crowds of demonstrators wearing face coverings and held placards outside the embassy in Battersea, south-west London, on Sunday, in protest against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The Metropolitan Police warned drivers of disruption on Nine Elms Lane, while video footage showed protesters flooding the roads outside the embassy.

Free masks, gloves and hand gel were being given out to the thousands of people, with some wearing t-shirts reading “I can’t breathe”.

Published at Sun, 07 Jun 2020 18:30:00 +0000