In response to the mortal threat posed to the statues by anti-racist demonstrators, The Democratic Football Lads alliance and other far-right groups have called on their supporters to travel to London to "defend" those statues from protesters.
This has prompted Black Lives Matter to cancel its Saturday protest at Hyde Park over fears it could lead to clashes.
Rather than risk potentially violent incidents in the name of a statue, Westminster Council has constructed a protective box around it.
Some people were absolutely outraged that it had come to this.
(And by "this" we mean the boxing up of the statues, not the cancellation of the march for racial equality due to fears of violence.)
Churchill’s statue today in London. I’m speechless. https://t.co/lU6Y37my7e