LONDON Politician Peter Whittle has slammed Met Police boss Cressida Dick after Extinction Rebellion performed a stunt on Remembrance Day.
Whittle, who is a London Assembly member for the Brexit Alliance hauled Dick over hot coals following the sick stunt by the climate-change action group.
Activists for the group laid a wreath demanding politicians ‘Act Now’ over climate change at the Cenotaph, prompting a massive backlash against the group.
Members of the public were advised they could not go to the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday as they normally would due to Covid restrictions.
Whittle said that Extinction Rebellion and alleged that Met Police Officers were sitting in their cars and vans observing while the protest took place.
He asked why they were not challenged. Dick retorted that she was “very very proud” of the way her officers were coping with policing protests during the restrictions.
She recognised that the protest would be “very offensive for many people”. She said that the banner was removed at 8.20 am, 20 minutes after it was placed and as soon as officers noticed it.
Whittle retorted that it was “simply not on” that they had been allowed to do so in the first place and that it was evidence of “selective policing”.