In light of the recent protests turning ugly in England’s capital, police took to the streets on horses and by foot, but were not met with the authority and order they’re used to.
A total of 49 police officers were injured over the weekend one officer fell from a horse, leading to the police demanding apologies from bosses and Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh demanding “proper equipment” for the officers on the front line and called for urgent action from Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick.
Over the weekend, demonstrators threw glass bottles and fireworks. Protests were relatively peaceful for most of Sunday afternoon in central London, but it didn’t take long before violent broke out with police in Whitehall.
A statue of Sir Winston Churchill was also vandalized in Parliament Square, with the words “was a racist” underneath his name.