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It comes just a day after Met Police Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, revealed that 14 police officers had been hurt during anti-racism protests in London yesterday evening which saw a police officer injured after falling off her horse
In a statement yesterday the police chief said: ‘I am deeply saddened and depressed that a minority of protesters became violent towards officers in central London yesterday evening,’ she said.
‘This led to 14 officers being injured, in addition to 13 hurt in earlier protests this week.
‘I would urge protesters to please find another way to make your views heard which does not involve coming out on the streets of London, risking yourself, your families and officers as we continue to face [the deadly coronavirus].’
Dame Cressida Dick Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid
The statue, which had been in place since 1895, has been a subject of controversy in recent years. The most recent petition to remove it garnered more than 11,000 signatures.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has condemned protesters’ decision to force it down today, declaring on Twitter: ‘This is not OK’. Home Secretary Priti Patel branded the act as ‘utterly disgraceful’.
The scenes come as demonstrations continue to increase around the world after George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, died after police officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on his neck in Minneapolis on May 25 for nine minutes.
Following the death of George Floyd, three other officers who were also present at the scene, Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao – were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Dame Cressida Dick Quick Facts
- Some Black Lives Matter protesters were seen clashing with police officers today in Whitehall, London, today
- Police officers injured, fireworks launched in busy streets and some demonstrators were arrested during rally
- Shocking scenes come as demonstrations continue to increase around the world after killing of George Floyd
- A police officer sits on the ground and receives medical attention after demonstrations became violent during a Black Lives Matter protested in London today.