By: Ted Patterson
Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors are responsible for a 38 percent rise in assaults on London police, a new report reveals.
Assaults on Metropolitan Police officers rose by nearly 40 per cent during the Chinese coronavirus lockdown in London, with Scotland Yard pointing to violent protests and street-parties-turned-riots as the main driver of the rise in attacks.
The Met said that between May and July, there were 2,027 attacks on officers in the British capital, representing a 38 per cent jump over the same period last year.
The police force told the BBC that large scale protests including those held by Black Lives Matter and supposedly far-right groups “contributed” to the massive rise in attacks on British police. A swath of unlicensed music events which devolved into violent confrontations is also believed to account for part of the increase in assaults on officers.
“Our officers have been working tirelessly under increasing pressures to keep our communities safe during these challenging times. The violence we’ve seen directed at them is simply unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Police officers deserve our full respect and anyone who attacks an officer should feel the full force of the law.”
Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.