Angry protestors chase Sir Keir Starmer into police car
The Labour leader was mobbed on London's Embankment
Sir Keir Starmer was rescued from angry demonstrators by police on Monday evening, after swarms of protestors surrounded him in Central London.
Footage shows the Labour leader being led into a police car outside Portcullis House, next to the Houses of Parliament.
Protestors could be heard chanting "don't take the vaccine" and "Jimmy Saville" at Sir Keir, in reference to a slur made by Boris Johnson last week.
Last week, Boris Johnson parroted a far-right conspiracy about Keir Starmer.
Today, the Labour leader was hounded off the street by a mob shouting about Jimmy Savile. pic.twitter.com/cFqvMOlysp
— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) February 7, 2022
Sir Keir was approaching Parliament when he was confronted by the mob.
After passing New Scotland Yard headquarters, police attempted to intervene as dozens of protestors surrounded him.
The angry pack could be could be heard shouting "traitor" and "you should be hung [sic]", before Sir Keir was pulled away by police.
Labour MP Chris Bryant said the footage was “appalling”, adding: “People were shouting all sorts at Keir, including “Jimmy Savile”.
“This is what happens when a prime minister descends into the gutter and recycles lies from hard-right conspiracy theorists.
“Political poison has an effect. Johnson has no moral compass.”
This was incited by the prime minister. It was the inevitable conclusion of his deliberate lies. https://t.co/7AeXCRUIq9
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) February 7, 2022
Tory MP and former chief whip Julian Smith said the attack was "appalling", condemning the "false Savile slurs" made against Sir Keir Starmer.
What happened to Keir Starmer tonight outside parliament is appalling. It is really important for our democracy & for his security that the false Savile slurs made against him are withdrawn in full.
— Julian Smith MP (@JulianSmithUK) February 7, 2022
Last week during a session of Prime Minister's Questions, Boris Johnson Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer of having failed to prosecute Jimmy Saville during his time as head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Johnson refused to apologise, a move that led No 10’s head of policy Munira Mirza to quit over the “scurrilous accusation”.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Shortly after 17.10hrs on Monday, 7 February, a man who had been surrounded by a group of protesters near to New Scotland Yard, was taken away from the scene by a police car.
“A man and a woman were arrested at the scene for assault of an emergency worker after a traffic cone was thrown at a police officer.
“They have been taken into custody.”