A violent clash outside a drag queen story time event in south London yesterday saw series of injuries, including that of a transgender activist who alleged they were punched in the face by a Met Police officer.
Turning Point UK, which assembled to argue the storytelling session is not suitable for children, claims their protesters ‘were attacked by armed thugs in masks swinging sticks’. The right wing group alleged a ‘concerned parent’ attending their event was stabbed in the hand.
A trans activist also claimed to have suffered ‘serious injuries’ after being punched in the face by a cop while administering first aid to fellow demonstrators. The force has said it was ‘unlikely that their injuries had been sustained as a result of contact with police’.
Clashes outside the pub, which appeared to have suffered damage including broken windows, between the two groups are reportedly a monthly occurrence.
Police confirmed in a statement yesterday that two people had been arrested for assault and a third for a public order offence.
Read more: Chaos at drag queen children’s event: Trans activist smashes woman on the head with a wooden pole during clashes with conservative protesters who claim a concerned parent was ‘stabbed in the hand’