PM condemns “racist thuggery” as far-right protesters clash with police - BBC News

PM condemns “racist thuggery” as far-right protesters clash with police – BBC News

Extreme right-wing protesters have clashed with police in central London, with scenes of violence condemned by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “racist thuggery”.

Far-right activists had gathered in the capital, saying they were there to protect statues from attacks by anti-racism activists.

Police officers were attacked with bottles, smoke grenades and flares. Six officers were injured and several people were arrested.

The government said that individuals attacking the police would be met with “the full force of the law.”

Kate Silverton presents BBC News reports from Home Affairs Correspondent Tom Symonds and Political Correspondent Iain Watson.


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