LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer was bundled into the back of a Police car outside Parliament tonight after protesters confronted him over Jimmy Savile, Julian Assange and Covid-19.
Footage posted to social media showed Piers Corbyn, the Covid-19 conspiracy theorist brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, addressing a crowd before the incident and later leading chants of “resist, defy, do not comply”.
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Sir Keir, surrounded by police, was followed down the street while being targeted with shouts of “why aren’t you opposing?” and “traitor”.
Someone yelled: “Why did you go after Julian Assange, why did you go after journalists?” one man shouted.
Mr Starmer has faced allegations of helping the renowned BBC paedophile Jimmy Savile off the hook in 2009 whilst he was the director of public prosecutions at the Crown Prosecution Service.
Boris accused Sir Keir of having “used his time prosecuting journalists and failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile” while director of public prosecutions (DPP).
In a video posted online – a mob of protesters was seen shouting “traitor” and “paedophile protector” at the Labour leader as he walked along the street with fellow Labour MP David Lammy.
After the incident, Mr Lammy said it was “no surprise the conspiracy theorist thugs who harassed” Sir Keir and himself “repeated” Mr Johnson’s slurs.
Boris tweeted that the “behaviour directed” at the Labour leader was “absolutely disgraceful”.
Officers stepped in to protect the Opposition leader as the group, some protesting against Covid measures, followed him from outside Scotland Yard.
At least one person was heard repeatedly shouting about “protecting paedophiles”.
Chris Bryant, the Labour MP who chairs the Commons Committee on Standards, said: “This is appalling. 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.”
Scotland Yard said two arrests were made following clashes between police and protesters on the Victoria Embankment after Sir Keir was taken to safety.
A Metropolitan Police statement said: “Shortly after 5.10pm on Monday, February 7, 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.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the scenes were “completely unacceptable” and that she was in contact with police over the incident.
Mr Johnson tweeted: “The behaviour directed at the Leader of the Opposition tonight is absolutely disgraceful. All forms of harassment of our elected representatives are completely unacceptable.”