Sajid Javid blasted a group of protesters harassing Police officers guarding Downing Street as they protested the death of George Floyd. Spontaneous demonstrations have erupted across the US over the past week and hundreds of Britons took to the street on Sunday to show their solidarity to the Afro-American community. But the former Chancellor slammed a group of protesters as they gathered outside Downing Street while marching down Whitehall while screaming “f*** the Police.”
Mr Floyd died in Police custody on May 25 after warning he “can’t breathe” as a member of the Minneapolis Police held a knee over his neck for an estimated eight minutes.
Woody Johnson, the US Ambassador to the UK, wrote on Twitter: “Freedom of Speech and Assembly are cornerstones of a healthy democracy.
“I thank those peacefully making their views heard today outside the US Embassy in London and the Met police for ensuring everyone’s safety.”
Several hundred protesters also staged a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, holding up posters saying “Justice for George Floyd”, “Stop killing us” and “Who’s next”.
Published at Mon, 01 Jun 2020 07:26:00 +0000