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PRITI PATEL CALLS BLM PROTESTS “DREADFUL” & SAYS SHE WOULDN’T TAKE THE KNEE

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

12 Feb 2021

Speaking with LBC, Home Secretary Priti Patel had a few choice words for the BLM movement. Clearly not a fan of the movement she labelled the protest, that erupted through out the UK last year as “dreadful”.

To add insult to injury Patel, known for her perniciousness also said she would not take the knee (a symbolic gesture done in sport in support of anti black racism/discrimination). Her exact words were:  “No I would not. There are other ways in which people can express their opinions.”

“Last summer was quite a moment with all the protest that we saw taking place.”

“We saw policing as well coming under a great deal of pressure from some of the protests. I don’t support protest and I also did not support the protests that were associated…”.

Protestors last year called for the removal of statues/monuments linked with colonialism and racism especially those of slave traders.

Patel said in regards to protesters demands: “Protesting in the way in which people did last summer was not the right way at all.”

“We saw statues being brought down”

Last years protest came after the death of George Floyd, a black man in America killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. This saw people all over the world take to streets in protest.

In the UK dozens of arrests were made across the country in protests described as “hooliganism and thuggery” by Ms Patel in October.


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