The Met Police has cleared Laurence Fox of any wrongdoing after he was filmed setting fire to a row of Pride ‘progress’ flags on Father’s Day, calling them a celebration of “child mutilation”. The Mail has the story.
The progress flag – an amendment to the traditional gay Pride flag – includes a chevron with black, brown, baby blue and baby pink colours representing deaths from AIDS, Black Lives Matter, the transgender movement as well as a circle to signify intersex people.
It has become associated with promoting gender identity theory in the culture wars currently engulfing Britain.
An unrepentant Mr. Fox has defended burning the progress flag bunting in his back garden on Father’s Day, saying he has received thousands of messages of support since the stunt.
The actor-turned-political activist, who is preparing to compete for Boris Johnson’s Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, also insisted that he would welcome questioning from the Metropolitan Police after the force confirmed it was “assessing” the video.
Today, the Metropolitan Police said: “[We were] made aware of a video uploaded onto social media that showed the burning of a number of progress Pride flags. The footage was reviewed in full in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service. No criminal offences were identified as having been committed.
“The Metropolitan Police recognises that this incident has caused community concern and we take any allegation of hate crime seriously. We will continue to work alongside our partners to support and protect all our communities in London.”