Log in to update your newsletter preferencesPlease {{#replies}} ... Breitbart London . {{#sender.isSelf}} Tensions flare in central London as tens of thousands peacefully demonstrate across the countryA police officer has fallen from her horse after appearing to collide with a set of traffic lights as mounted police charged at anti-racism protesters near Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the UK on Saturday to protest against systemic racism and show solidarity with While the demonstrations were overwhelmingly peaceful, tensions broke out in Whitehall in the early evening, with some protesters reportedly throwing bottles, flares and other projectiles at police officers near Downing Street.Footage showed a line of mounted police attempting to drive demonstrators away from the prime minister’s official residence, with one officer clattering from her horse as she collided with a set of traffic lights at high speed. A BLACK Lives Matter protester tried to burn a Union Flag at the Cenotaph as peaceful demonstrations in London turned ugly.

Their condition is currently unknown.The officer is currently in hospital, receiving treatment for her injuries which are not life threatening, the force said, adding that it is examining “the full circumstance of what took place” and that “the horse, uninjured, made its own way back to the stables, nearby”.The officers remaining on horseback were met with some resistance, with protesters in the front line putting both hands up as Bob Marley’s “One Love” blared from a speaker amid cries of “stand your ground”.A heavy line of police officers emerged in riot gear and attempted to disperse the remaining protesters, many of whom took one knee chanting “don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe” – a phrase repeated by George Floyd until he lost consciousness while Minneapolis police officer Meanwhile, small groups of so-called ”patriots” and “football lads” were filmed patrolling war memorials and statues in central However, the small initials “BLM” were daubed in black paint on the Just before 8pm, Scotland Yard tweeted that the majority of protesters had left central London, adding that officers were asking the remaining crowds to return home.Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor had warned that such protests should not take place under current coronavirus restrictions, telling BBC Radio 4’s Ministers had paid lip service to the anger felt over George Floyd’s death, but implored people not to attend large gatherings, with Boris Johnson Health secretary Matt Hancock and home secretary Priti Patel also urged people not to attend the protests, with the latter tweeting: “Please for the safety of all of us, do not attend large gatherings – including protests – of more than six people this weekend.”Tens of thousands turned out to demonstrate in cities across the country, including Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester, Bath and Birmingham, with the vast majority wearing face coverings.In Watford, boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua addressed the crowds, urging people to protest peacefully and to “hit them where it hurts” by using boycotts and investing in black-owned businesses.In Bristol, ahead of a large-scale event planned for tomorrow, protesters were photographed lying face down on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds – the length of time Mr Chauvin had his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck until paramedics told him to take it off.In Manchester, demonstrators filled Piccadilly Square, with hundreds pictured “taking the knee” – the protest stance synonymous with Black Lives Matter and coined by American football star, Colin Kaepernick to oppose police brutality.Hours earlier, Donald Trump had raged against the concept on Twitter, writing: “We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart. try again, the name must be unique The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to He replaced the real I have made slight alterations to meet the conditions demanded by the setting out of its lines on subtle curvatures. The Cenotaph in central London has been boarded up ahead of expected protests this weekend. Mond gave Lutyens the opportunity to make any amendments to the design before work began on the permanent Cenotaph. Its origin is in a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War, and after an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom's official national war memorial..

Please There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts The most insightful comments on all subjects The sides are not parallel but are subtly curved using precise geometry so as to be barely visible to the naked eye (It is 35 feet (11 m) tall and weighs 120 tonnes (120,000 kg).The Cenotaph is flanked on each side by flags of the United Kingdom which Lutyens had wanted to be carved in stone.

Lutyens' biographer, Lutyens and his wife were prolific letter writers. “Boris Johnson is a racist, Donald Trump is a racist.”The prime minister has previously used various racist slurs, also UK police forces have previously faced accusations of racism, with the 1999 MacPherson report published after the murder of Stephen Lawrence concluding the police response was “institutionally racist”.Former Equality and Human Rights Commission chair Trevor Philips said a decade later that this was no longer true, however black people in the UK continue to face disproportionately high rates of stop and search, “We cannot walk down the street without feeling unsafe, we cannot go to a supermarket without being followed, we cannot anywhere without bringing up suspicion, we have young men who are pulled to the side and stopped and searched for absolutely nothing.She added: “We need to dismantle every police unit and start again, find the people that really want to protect our community.