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Yellow Jacket protesters storm Attorney General’s office in London
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Yellow Vest protesters stormed the Attorney General’s office in London today
Yet again, far right criminal activity has been live-streamed on Facebook showing a group of protesters in yellow vests breaking into Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox’s office building in Westminster, London and demanding a Hard Brexit.
The demonstrators sat in stairwells, shouted on loudspeakers, banged on Mr Cox’s office door and criticised the police as alarms were heard ringing out.
Knocking on an office door within the building, they shouted: “Hello, the little people are here.”
Dozens of police officers were called to the scene in Victoria Street, close to Westminster Abbey.
More than 20 people waving England flags shouted “justice” and “we want a new Attorney General”.
One 63-year-old man from south London, who did not want to give his name, said: “We are not far-right. We are a peaceful movement. We have our views on politics which we’re entitled to have.” He then immediately went on to said they intended a similar break in to Parliament later and they they “demanded Brexit”.
The group seemed to be very strong supporters of a hard Brexit.
When police officers asked the protesters to come off the steps a number refused to move and told the officers: “No violence.”
Security guards for Westminster Abbey also moved in and told protesters: “Time to make a move now please.”
Protesters stayed put and continued to chant: “Justice” and pro Brexit slogans.
The protesters all added in personal chants about individual grievances they had with the police ranging from immigration and Brexit to not investigating a personal car crash adequately.
The group seemed very disorganised and confused in what messages or causes they were actually there for.
The Met Police confirmed it was dealing with the Yellow Jacket incident.
Earlier this year Yellow Jacket protesters sparked a police investigation after surrounding a female MP outside of Parliament and shouting verbal abuse and threats at her and other MPs.
A spokesman said: “Police were called to Attorney General’s office on The Sanctuary at 13.43 on Tuesday to reports of a disturbance. A number of protesters had entered the building. Officers are on scene and dealing. No arrests at this point.”
Earlier on Tuesday self-styled yellow vest protester James Goddard appeared to in court to deny abusing MP Anna Soubry outside Parliament.
Goddard, 29, was accused of repeatedly harassing, insulting and threatening the MP by calling her a “Nazi”, a “traitor”, and “scum” at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
France’s Yellow Jacket movement was quick to diss own the UK yellow jackets as “copy cats”, “poor imitations” and “far right hooligans”.
France has seen anti-government yellow jackets violent riot across the country for the majority of 2019. The rioters are protesting against high taxes and low standards of living. The French government conceded by cancelling further tax rises planned for 2019.
The UK is currently own the mists of one of its worst poverty crisis in history. However the UK Yellow Jackets are not protesting against poverty or high taxes. Only against the presence of ethnic and religious minorities in the UK.
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