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The author talks about the hypocrisy of the police and government because they allowed thousands to protest

The author of the best-selling political book “The Madness of Crowds” has hypocritically accused the authorities of allowing massive anti-racism protests, while still pushing the British to abide by social distance rules.

Controversial author Douglas Murray said that while “everyone in the UK should be locked up,” thousands may gather in the UK for protests caused by the death of the unarmed black man George Floyd in the US.

Floyd was killed when a white police officer pressed his knee to the back of his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, despite Floyd’s desperate pleas that he “can’t breathe.”

He passed out and later died on May 25 in Minneapolis.

His death is seen as a symbol of systematic police brutality against African Americans who cause outrage and largely peaceful protests in the United States.

Demonstrations have since grown into global anti-racism protests, with thousands crowding the streets of London last weekend.

Controversial author Douglas Murray (pictured) said that while 'everyone in the UK has to be locked up', thousands are allowed to gather for protests across the UK caused by the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US

Controversial author Douglas Murray (pictured) said that while ‘everyone in the UK has to be locked up’, thousands are allowed to gather for protests across the UK caused by the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US

Thousands of people blocked the road as they gathered in front of the United States Embassy in London last Sunday

Huge crowds were seen in Trafalgar Square. People did not seem to be two meters apart

Huge crowds were seen in Trafalgar Square. People did not seem to be two meters apart

Huge crowds were seen in Trafalgar Square. People did not seem to be two meters apart

Demonstrations are scheduled to take place on Parliament Square in London on Saturday and the US Embassy in the capital the next day. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

Demonstrations are scheduled to take place on Parliament Square in London on Saturday and the US Embassy in the capital the next day. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

Demonstrations are scheduled to take place on Parliament Square in London on Saturday and the US Embassy in the capital the next day. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration in Bristol, including a march through town to Castle Park on Sunday, Avon and Somerset police said. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration in Bristol, including a march through town to Castle Park on Sunday, Avon and Somerset police said. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration in Bristol, including a march through town to Castle Park on Sunday, Avon and Somerset police said. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

He told The sun: ‘We have indeed spent weeks in Britain – as in other closed countries – of people being told not to visit their parents or to sunbathe alone in the middle of a park. ‘

He added, “We shouldn’t be having gatherings in our homes, we shouldn’t be meeting friends, we should be drinking tea with up to six people in our gardens now if we’re lucky enough to have one.

“Oh, but the exception is if a Minneapolis police officer does something horrible and utterly ugly and then you can come out in the thousands, so there’s an exemption.”

His statement anticipates planned demonstrations on Parliament Square in London on Saturday and the US Embassy in the capital the next day.

Priti Patel (pictured this week) urged Black Live Matters protesters not to attend mass demonstrations this weekend due to the coronavirus threat

Priti Patel (pictured this week) urged Black Live Matters protesters not to attend mass demonstrations this weekend due to the coronavirus threat

Priti Patel (pictured this week) urged Black Live Matters protesters not to attend mass demonstrations this weekend due to the coronavirus threat

Interior Minister said people should not gather in groups of more than six because Covid-19 “remains a real threat”

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to attend a demonstration in Bristol, including a march through town to Castle Park on Sunday, Avon and Somerset police said.

Interior Minister Priti Patel urged protesters of Black Live Matters yesterday not to gather in groups of more than six because Covid-19 “remains a real threat.”

She wrote on Twitter, “For the safety of all of us, don’t attend big gatherings – including protests – of more than six people this weekend.

“As Matt Hancock said, coronavirus remains a real threat and people must protect themselves and their families from this horrifying disease.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday warned Britons not to attend large-scale anti-racism demonstrations this weekend due to coronavirus risk

Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday warned Britons not to attend large-scale anti-racism demonstrations this weekend due to coronavirus risk

Health Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday warned Britons not to attend large-scale anti-racism demonstrations this weekend due to coronavirus risk

Mass anti-racism protests are planned in various locations across the UK following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

Mass anti-racism protests are planned in various locations across the UK following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

Mass anti-racism protests are planned in various locations across the UK following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

Mr. Hancock told the daily Downing Street briefing on Friday that he could understand why people were “deeply upset,” but said people in the UK should not attend large gatherings. Pictured: protesters in Parliament Square yesterday

Her statement echoed that of health secretary Matt Hancock, who said yesterday “shocked” at the death of Mr. Floyd, but stressed that the UK was still facing a health crisis and that the corona virus remained a “real threat”.

Mr. Hancock told the daily Downing Street briefing on Friday that he could understand why people were “deeply upset,” but said people in the UK should not attend large gatherings.

He added: “Like so many, I am shocked at the death of George Floyd and I understand why people are deeply upset, but we are still facing a health crisis and the corona virus remains a real threat.

“The reason it’s essential for people to follow the rules this weekend is to protect themselves and their families from this horrifying disease.

“So please, for the safety of your loved ones, don’t go to large gatherings with demonstrations of more than six people.”

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