Scenes from #BlackLivesMatter 
protest in London. Footage of a police horse without its rider, running through a crowd in Whitehall.whitehall
(footage via @TruthRaiderHQ). #BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMatterlondon
It’s unclear why mounted police officers were ordered to charge (slowly) at protestors down Whitehall.

Unsurprisingly, the move has escalated tensions. (Footage via @matthabusby)
#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMatterlondon
Footage of the mounted police officer being knocked off the horse (via @bog_pc).

It appears that the horse was spooked & galloped towards the crowd.

It seems to run beneath a traffic sign which strikes the officer causing him/her to fall off backwards.
Here is the latest @SkyNews report on the situation outside Downing St.

You can see the ‘spooked’ horse galloping alone up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square, past a line of police advancing in full riot gear. #BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMatterlondon
The fallen police officer in Whitehall, apparently knocked off her horse by a street sign when the horse bolted into the crowd of #BlackLivesMatterUK protesters during a mounted charge in front of Downing St. #BlackLivesMatterlondon #BlackLivesMatter Image
CORRECTION: The mounted police officer hit a traffic light not a traffic sign. (Footage via @bullethead69) #BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMatterlondon #June6th #londonprotest #Downingstreet #BlackLivesMatter
The runaway horse knocks over a pedestrian as it bolts up Whitehall (footage via @mkultranews). #BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMatterlondon #June6th #londonprotest #BlackLivesMatter #blm
“Let us go! Let us go! Let us go!“

Police “kettle” #BlackLivesMatter protesters in at Whitehall, London.
#BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackLivesMatterlondon #londonprotest #BLM
According to @GStarkeyMidha, police are letting protesters out of the ‘kettle’ one-by-one after taking their details (on camera).

“Police officers threatened us with arrest if we didn’t comply....one black man was arrested for refusing to give his name.”
According to @GStarkeyMidha & other witnesses, the police have kettled hundreds of #BLMUK protesters in Whitehall for a number of hours

They are currently being let out one at a time but must give their name, address & DOB before they are allowed to leave

Interviews are videoed ImageImageImageImage
See @metpoliceuk statement on why a mounted police charge was judged to be the only way to deal with the situation in Whitehall.

It says some #BlackLivesMatter  protesters “became angry & intent on violence & began throwing missiles & flares at officers.” news.met.police.uk/news/statement…
This footage shows Downing St before the mounted police charge.

Remaining protesters r now being escorted across Westminster Bridge, & told under the dispersal order they cannot return for 24hrs making it a criminal offence for them to join tmw’s protest.

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