Thousands of police officers collide with thousands of police officers during Black Lives Matter demonstrations in London
How a BLM demonstrator threw a bike at the police horse, who then shot Whitehall and hit his rider against a traffic light before the animal collided with another female demonstrator
- A police horse injured a woman when protesters clashed with the police on Saturday
- Thousands of people took to the streets of London during the Black Lives Matters protests
- Protesters collided with city center police throwing bicycles
- An officer had come loose from his horse, which then encountered multitudes of civilians
The Black Lives Matter protest fell into chaos today as protesters launched bicycles to police horses, causing someone to throw their rider on the ground.
Images posted on social media show some protesters deliberately unrolling Boris bicycles right at a group of mounted officers, with the horses panicking for the attack.
Protesters in Westminster fled the scene as a runaway horse drove his police rider into a traffic light before knocking a pedestrian to the ground escaping from a packed Whitehall.
Met police have confirmed that the officer is now recovering from her injuries in the hospital, while her horse has returned alone to the nearby stables.
Protesters were caught launching bikes on police horses during violent scenes at Whitehall, central London on Saturday
A masked man was purposefully ridden with a Boris bicycle straight up the path of a mounted horse. Others were seen on social media and threw projectiles such as water bottles at riot police
A police horse, believed to have a female rider, jumps after hitting a bicycle. The horse turns quickly and makes its way through Whitehall as the frightened crowd disperses to get out of the way
The images capture the moment when the rider of the horse is slammed against a traffic light pole near Downing Street
The runaway police horse then turns around and knocks a demonstrator to the ground trying to flee the scene
The injured officer is pulled off the street by two other officers and a demonstrator. Met Police has confirmed that she is recovering in the hospital
When the runaway horse spread crowds, the non-seated officer was seen on the doorstep and had to be led out of the commotion to receive treatment.
When the Metropolitan Police contacted her for comment by the Mail Online, she was still waiting for confirmation of the officer’s condition.
The incident occurred when thousands of protesters took to the streets of London to protest police brutality following the death of US citizen George Floyd at the hands of Minessota police officer Derek Chauvin and other members of the police.
Protesters gathered on Parliament Square and Downing Street before venturing to other locations in the English capital, including Battersea and Victoria.
The Saturday scenes are the latest in a series of protests that took place in London all week.
The officer (photo) lay motionless on the ground after the Saturday afternoon incident at Downing Street
The officer was moved to the curb (photo) after colliding with a traffic light while walking on the horse at high speed
Black Lives Matters protesters clashed with central London police on Saturday (photo)
Protesters also gathered in Parliament Square, holding signs and kneeling on one knee
Protesters unleashed flares near Downing Street on Saturday afternoon during the demonstrations (photo)
The demonstrations took place despite pleasing government ministers, including Home Secretary Priti Patel and Health Minister Matt Hancock, not to lift the regulations and attend the protests.
Some protesters wore face masks and other protective equipment.
Elsewhere in London, popular boxer Anthony Joshua attended a Black Lives Matter demonstration in his hometown of Watford.
The heavyweight boxing champion made a passionate speech in which he called for “to speak out in peaceful demonstrations” and not to protest with “selfish motives and turning riots and plunder”.
There have also been protests in major British cities such as Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle.