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London protests erupt as Winston Churchill statue 'guards' attack police – 'Unacceptable'

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Protesters clashed with police in the capital after cops asked for demonstrators to stay home due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The protesters that clashed with police are not thought to be associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Police had feared that far-right groups could travel to London this weekend – with more Black Lives Matter demonstrations planned.

Priti Patel has condemned the clashes with police as “unacceptable thuggery”.

Ms Patel wrote on Twitter: “We are in the grip of an unprecedented national health emergency.

“This severe public health risk forces me to continue to urge people not to attend protests this weekend.

“Gathering in large numbers at this exceptional time is illegal. Doing so puts everyone’s lives at risk.”

The clashes are thought to have broken out near Winston Churchill’s statue which has been boarded up.

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