Angry protestors chase Sir Keir Starmer into police car 3 months ago

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Tory MP and former chief whip Julian Smith said the attack was "appalling", condemning the "false Savile slurs" made against Sir Keir Starmer.

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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.”