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Counter-protesters showed up in Whitehall, London on Saturday to push back against the violence and mayhem dished out by Antifa, and have been met with a heavy police presence.
Far-left extremists were responsible for much of the street violence last week amid protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in late May.
On Saturday, police showed up in significant numbers when the counter-protesting patriots came out to protect the Churchill monument, which had been previously defaced by far-left extremists.
Raheem Kassam took to Twitter Saturday, releasing a video of the largely peaceful protest happening, saying: "British protesters chanting “Where the f**k were you last week!?” to police who have suddenly rolled up for patriot counter protesters but who were absent when Communists were defacing Churchill statue etc."
This kind of behavior by those defending the country's most important monuments and memorials stand in stark contrast to the way far-left activists behaved last week, having seriously injured several people, including police officers.
Though there is a heavy police presence, the protests have remained largely peaceful, with many standing around, appearing to have a good time.
Criticism has cropped up against the counter-protesters for not sufficiently social distancing, but these same criticisms were suspiciously absent last week when parts of the city were filled with large crowds of protesters and rioters.
Even veterans have turned up in support of defending important locations that have been defaced and vandalized by Antifa.
But not everything about the counter-protests have remained peaceful. There have been a number of scuffles that have broken out between the police and thugs, who appear to just be looking for a fight.
Why the city of London enforced less aggressive policing against Antifa and other extremist groups as it has with the counter-protesters remains unclear.