London was filled with demonstrations and protest by far-right groups who were outraged at the removal and vandalism of statues and monuments across the country in wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. The protests turned violent with thugs attacking police officers.
Earlier this week, police issued a 5pm curfew for protests over this weekend and urged people to stay away from the capital due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, according to Sky News, thousands of people have refused to leave the capital as the protests continue to be violent.
Dozens of far-right protesters reportedly ran to Hyde Park were a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement was taking place.
Large crowds of people were photographed near Waterloo Station as the crowds dispersed around the city.
London Ambulance Service tweeted: “We have treated 15 patients, including two police officers, for injuries at the #londonprotests so far today.
“Six of these patients, all members of the public, have been taken to hospital. We remain at the scene.”
Reports claim the protests turned violent after the two groups met in Trafalgar Square.