A Black man in London attending a Black Lives Matter protest was seen carrying a white man, who was believed to be a far-right counter-protester, away from danger to protect him from other protesters as a fight broke out, according to CNN.
Patrick Hutchinson and four other Black Lives Matter protesters said they witnessed a fight breaking out at the top of the stairs by the Southbank Centre, near the Waterloo Station.
Hutchinson told CNN earlier this week that he had helped the white man because he didn’t want any distraction from the purpose of the Black Lives Matter protest.
“If the other three police officers who were standing around when George Floyd was murdered had thought about intervening like what we did, George Floyd would be alive today.”
Patrick Hutchinson, who was pictured carrying a protestor to safety at violent demo says what happened. pic.twitter.com/IdTT8spuG4
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Hutchinson saw the man, he said he and his friends formed a cordon around him and Hutchinson scooped him up to take him directly to the police. While they were marching, the man could still feel people trying to hit him, Hutchinson said.