Johnson Condemns Protests: “Stay Away From Them”

The New York Times reports:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Friday made a series of critical comments about large anti-discrimination protests that were prompted by the death of George Floyd, and said people “should not support” the demonstrations.

With more rallies planned in London and across the country this weekend, Mr. Johnson risked drawing outrage, as he urged Britons to “stay away from these protests.”

The demonstrations that have gripped the United States have spilled over to Britain in recent weeks, with thousands rallying on the streets of London and other cities. And the call for an end to racial discrimination has forced soul searching in Britain as the country examines its own history of abuse, colonialism and participation in the slave trade.