Crash as Boris Johnson’s convoy targeted by protester outside parliament | Politics News



Boris Johnson’s convoy has been targeted by a protester as it left the gates of parliament following PMQs.

The protester, who had been demonstrating about Turkish action against Kurdish rebels, ran into the road as the prime minister returned to Downing Street from the Commons.

This forced the lead vehicles in the convoy, a police motorbike and Mr Johnson’s Jaguar, to stop.

A pro-Kurdish protester who ran into the road toward the car of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as it was leaving the Houses of Parliament in London on June 17, 2020 is led away by police officers. - The protester ran into the road towards the Jaguar that normally carries the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and was stopped by police. As the Jaguar stopped it was subsequently struck from behind by the next vehicle in the convoy resulting in a large dent. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (P
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The protester has been detained by police

As a result, a support vehicle crashed into the back of the car carrying the PM in what seemed to be a minor collision.

There was a visible dent in Mr Johnson’s Jaguar as the vehicles drove off shortly afterwards.

Police officers were seen detaining the protester and taking him into the Palace of Westminster.

Downing Street said there were no reports of any injuries.

A Number 10 spokesman confirmed the car was Mr Johnson’s, adding: “I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened.

“No reports of anybody being injured.”

The spokesman said Mr Johnson was travelling in the car at the time.



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