The PC Palmer plaque is only a short distance from the statue of Winston Churchill, which is being “protected” by far-right protesters, despite the fact that Black Lives Matter protests were called off and that the statue has been boarded up for safety purposes already.
Across the capital there have been disturbing scenes of violence and aggression towards police officers and journalists from the far-right protesters, who have thrown punches and bottles. Some protesters were even seen doing what appeared to be Nazi salutes near the cenotaph war memorial.
On social media, people were furious about this photo, not least because protesters claim to “respect” memorials and urinating by a plaque doesn’t seem to be very respectful.
This picture from Alamy really says it all about the protests today.
PC Palmer gave his life to try and stop a ter… https://t.co/wrSeCoENAi