Albanians draped their flag over the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square today as they protested against statements made by Suella Braverman.
More than 1,500 protesters gathered on Westminster Bridge and marched towards the Palace of Westminster asking the Government to respect them as people and their human rights, stating not all Albanians are criminals.
Video footage filmed in the capital showed demonstrators holding national flags with the double-headed eagle and banners in their hands.
Nigel Farage blasted the demonstration, tweeting: ‘These people care nothing for our country or the sacrifices of the past. What is happening in London today is a disgrace!’
When the group reached Parliament Square, some peeled off towards Britain’s wartime leader, an act politicians said was calculated to cause insult and fury. As the Albanians filmed themselves standing on the monument, Armed Forces veterans preparing for today’s Remembrance Sunday looked on in disgust nearby.
Later the demonstrators’ path to Downing Street was cordoned off by police, who were booed and jeered.
Tory MP Sir John Hayes said: ‘It’s insulting and staggering that at a time when we remember the two European wars and other 20th-Century conflicts, these protesters have targeted a statue of our great war leader Sir Winston Churchill.
‘That is deeply offensive as we gather in remembrance to the fallen this weekend.’
Read more: Albanians drape their flag over statue of Winston Churchill as they demonstrate in London as Nigel Farage blasts demo as ‘a disgrace’. How can he say that? I mean, 12,000 Albanians arrive illegally from ‘war-torn’ FRANCE and get taken in all expenses paid by the UK taxpayer but those same taxpayers must not be allowed to say a word against their country being, yes, invaded. What could possibly be wrong that, Mr Farage?