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BBC Newsnight presenter chased by anti-lockdown mob

BBC Newsnight presenter chased by anti-lockdown mob
Nick Watt
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It appears there was a nasty atmosphere down on Whitehall yesterday, where an anti-lockdown demonstration took place. Footage has emerged today of the BBC Newsnight presenter Nick Watt being pursued by an unpleasant mob at the event, with a group screaming at the journalist and calling him a ‘traitor’. Eventually, Watt was forced to run away from the group and finally found refuge behind a line of police.

Mr S can only hope that Watt is well after the disgusting incident...

Watch here:

Update: Earlier footage of the incident appears to show that the police did nothing to protect Watt from being harassed. Instead, officers stood by as the presenter was chased on the doorstep of Parliament:

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