The famous statue of Sir Winston Churchill — the beloved former Prime Minister and war hero who led his country to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II — was vandalised by Black Lives Matter rioters in London today.
The attack, whether intentionally or not, coincided with the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the joint Anglo-American invasion of occupied France that opened up a second front in the war against Germany and was crucial in preparing the way for Hitler’s ultimate defeat.
London has seen sympathy protests with the American Black Lives Matter “anti-racist” organisation in recent days. Black Lives Matter has taken a leading role in riots that have rocked the US in the wake of black man George Floyd’s death while being taken into police custody last week.
In the London demonstrations, which have drawn thousands of rioters, police officers have been assaulted despite some of them kneeling before protesters in submission. Some of the police guarding the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street have also been attacked.
The authorities have done little to quell the protests despite warnings from health officials that the demonstrations are a violation of the United Kingdom’s ongoing lockdown in response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The famous statue of Churchill is in Parliament Square in Westminster, which has been a gathering place for demonstrators. Neon-green graffiti could be seen defacing the monument, according to a report by The Sun. Rioters have also attacked monuments to Britain’s war dead, such as The Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Warnings from the Health Secretary and Met Police Commissioner for people NOT to protest today – haven’t worked. Thousands already here at the Black Lives Matter protest in Parliament Square. #BLMLDN @LBC pic.twitter.com/ALiuy1w5Ow
— Rachael Venables (@rachaelvenables) June 6, 2020
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage took to social media to voice his objection to the violence. “This protest in London now has nothing to do with George Floyd,” he tweeted. “It is anarchy in the face of weak leadership. To desecrate The Cenotaph tells us these people hate our values, our culture and our country. Enough.”
This protest in London now has nothing to do with George Floyd.
It is anarchy in the face of weak leadership.
To desecrate The Cenotaph tells us these people hate our values, our culture and our country. Enough. pic.twitter.com/CtfKtg1Aqq
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 3, 2020
The post UK: Black Lives Matter rioters vandalise Churchill statue on D-Day anniversary (VIDEO) appeared first on Voice of Europe.