A hero ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) supporter has lifted the lid on the moment he carried an injured ‘far-right’ protester, whose life was in danger, to safety in the midst of clashes with anti-racism protesters in London.
Patrick Hutchinson drew the attention of a nation yesterday when an image of him lifting the bloodied white protester onto his shoulders amid violent clashes near Trafalgar Square went viral.
Patrick, a martial arts expert, said: It’s not black versus white, it’s everyone versus the racists.
His life was under threat so I just scooped him up on to my shoulders and started marching towards the police with him.
It was scary. But you don’t think about it at the time, you do what you’ve got to do.
Footage of the incident showed Patrick and four friends forming a protective ring around the stricken white man, thought to be a far-right protester.
It is believed he became separated from his group and was attacked during scuffles near the Royal Festival Hall.
Patrick, a personal trainer from Wimbledon, told Channel 4 News it is vital that people step in to stop the violence.
He added – If the other three police officers that were standing around when George Floyd was murdered had thought about intervening and stopping their colleague from doing what he was doing, George would be alive today.
Far-right thugs have been accused of starting the violence by attacking police and “Black Lives Matter” supporters.
Pierre Noah, one of Patrick’s friends, said – It would have turned out really bad because someone’s life could have been taken.
And you know what would have happened straight away, Black boys have killed somebody, they’ve killed a white man.
Another member of the group, Chris Otokito, added: We saw it escalating. Myself, Jay, Lee and Pierre were trying to get around the guy to stop it happening.
Patrick picked him up and tried to do what we could to hand him back to the safest place he could go.