The COVID Diaries – 77 13th June
Today London witnessed disgraceful behaviour by right wing activists who had gathered supposedly to defend statues in the city centre. At one point they took over Parliament Square and pelted mounted police with bottles, cans and a smoke canister. Later on, as police in riot gear formed lines to contain protesters in the square, they also came under attack from a hail of bottles and cans.
One right wing activist provoked outrage after being pictured urinating next to a memorial to PC Keith Palmer, the officer who was stabbed to death during the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack in 2017.