U.K. Has A New ‘Hero’ After Black Activist Helps White Man At Protest

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/patrick-hutchinson-uk_ca_5ee781a5c5b69f24e8c48731

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

A Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaigner who carried a man to safety amid chaos at a far-right protest in London has been hailed a “national hero” in the U.K. Hundreds of far-right protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to counter BLM activists and “defend” statues and memorials. From that event, an image of Patrick Hutchinson, who was carrying a man who was reported to be a rival protester as he was flanked by riot police, was widely shared on social media after demonstrations turned violent on Saturday. Hutchinson, who is a personal trainer and grandfather, formed a group with four of his friends to protect young Black Lives Matter protesters from getting caught up in the violence of the protests.