Shocking moment Middle-aged woman is beaten to the ground by police during clash with anti-lockdown protesters in Trafalgar Square when Sadiq Khan is branded a hypocrite for blowing up "unacceptable" protests after breaking the BLM march has supported
- During the anti-lockdown protest, a woman was beaten to the ground by police
- The footage shows her engaging with officers after being pulled from her chair
- Then they wrestled with a walking stick before being pushed by an officer
- Sadiq Khan has been targeted by some for criticizing the 15,000 protests
- Earlier this year he supported the BLM protests before telling people to stay home
This is the shocking moment when a woman who protested the anti-lockdown demonstration in London on Saturday was knocked to the ground by police.
Footage captured in Trafalgar Square shows the ugly scenes when the middle-aged protester was pushed several times during the We Do Not Consent rally.
It is because Sadiq Khan has been criticized for classifying yesterday's protests, in which 15,000 people participated, as "unacceptable" after previously supporting the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in June.
Footage filmed in Trafalgar Square shows the ugly scenes when the middle-aged protester was pushed several times during the We Do Not Consent rally on Saturday
In the video, which was filmed in the capital on Saturday, the protester was standing on a portable chair when the police arrived. An officer pulled the chair out from under her feet.
The woman and police then wrestle with what appears to be a walking stick while the crowd yelled in defense.
After much back and forth, another policeman kicks in and knocks her to the ground, leading to even stronger accusations from her fellow protesters.
Sadiq Khan has been criticized for declaring yesterday's protests, in which 15,000 people participated, as "unacceptable".
In a statement on June 6, Khan said he supported the protest against Black Lives Matter and was not referring to Covid-19
A day later, he warned protesters about the virus, but still asked them to protest 2 meters away from each other
MailOnline has contacted the metrpolitan police about the incident.
It is because Sadiq Khan has been criticized for blowing up the "unacceptable" protests despite a number of demonstrations in the capital earlier this year.
The Mayor of London tweeted yesterday: “This is unacceptable. I urge all protesters to leave now.
“Large gatherings are prohibited for a reason – they endanger the security of our city.
In the video, which was filmed in the capital on Saturday, the protester was standing on a portable chair when the police arrived. An officer pulled the chair out from under her feet
The footage shows the argument between the woman and the police while the audience shouts in their defense amid the ugly scenes
"Violence against police officers will not be tolerated and the perpetrators will feel the full force of the law."
While Khan later told Black Lives Matter protesters to stay home in June, he initially threw his support behind the action on the streets during the lockdown.
In a statement made on June 6 with no reference to the coronavirus, he said: “To the thousands of Londoners who have protested peacefully today, I stand by you and share your anger and pain.
After much back and forth, another policeman enters and pushes her to the ground
The protester was hit backwards on the ground by police, which resulted in screams from onlookers
& # 39; George Floyd's brutal murder must be a catalyst for change worldwide. No country, city, police force or institution can release itself from the responsibility to do better. We must stand together and eradicate racism wherever it is found. Black lives count.
"To the tiny minority who have been violent, throwing glass bottles and lighting torches – you have compromised a safe and peaceful protest and abandoned this important cause."
A day later he said in another statement about the protests: “Please also remember that Covid-19 is still a very real threat to our communities.
While Khan later told Black Lives Matter protesters to stay home in June, he initially threw his support behind the action on the streets during the lockdown
I urge people to think about ways to make your voice heard without putting you and others at risk of contracting coronavirus.
“If you want to protest today, you must do it safely, peacefully, and in accordance with the law. Use hand sanitizer, wear face covering, and keep 2 m away from others. & # 39;
It was not until a week later that Khan asked Londoners to stay home and use other means to make their voices heard.