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Far-right protestors clash with the police in London
Protesters clash with police in London
Protesters clash with police in London Credit: Sky News (Reproduction)

Far-right protestors, mostly middle-aged white men, attacked the police with bottles and occasionally scuffled violently with officers as they staged a counter-protest to anti-racism Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations in central London.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel described the violence as "thoroughly unacceptable thuggery" with London Mayor Sadiq Khan urging residents to stay away from protests this weekend amid a "high" risk of violence in the city.

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Statue of 18th-century slave owner Robert Milligan taken down in London
Statue of Robert Milligan with Black Lives Matter sign
Statue of Robert Milligan with Black Lives Matter sign Credit: Chris McKenna (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

A statue of 18th-century slave owner Robert Milligan has been removed from its place in London’s docklands.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, earlier announced a review of all of London's statues and street names, saying any with links to slavery "should be taken down".

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London has rented 300 hotel rooms so homeless people can self-isolate

In order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that 300 hotel rooms have been secured to give homeless people a place to self-isolate. All rooms are booked for 12 weeks and an operation to bring homeless people in has already started. The project is supported by the British government.