Posted by: Dr Churchill | June 16, 2020

Man carrying counter-protester to safety says: “It’s Everyone Against Racists.”

The man who was pictured carrying a counter-protester to safety during a violent demonstration involving far-right protesters in London yesterday has spoken out, saying “It’s everyone against racists.”

The powerful photo showed a Black Lives Matter supporter, now known to be personal trainer and grandfather Patrick Hutchinson, carrying a suspected far-right counter-protester to safety over his shoulder.

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Immediately shared far and wide, the photo quickly became known as ‘the photo’, showing that even in the most divisive of circumstances, people can come together against violence.

Now, Patrick Huchinson who was seen as the Gentleman carrying the counter-protester to Safety has spoken out saying: “It’s Everyone Against Racists” when asked to speak about why he carried the man to safety…

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Violent clashes broke out in central London on Saturday as far-right protesters gathered in Parliament Square, supposedly to ‘protect statues’ but with the main aim of clashing with Black Lives Matter protesters, who had planned to gather yesterday to address racial inequality.

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After attacking police, the counter-protesters later clashed with BLM supporters in Trafalgar Square and near Waterloo Station, where Patrick Hutchinson rescued the nearly unconscious man. In an interview with News, the grandfather of two, Mr Patrick Hutchinson said: “It was a very scary fighting scene filled with lots of people.”

Mr Patrick Hutchinson said it was like a stampede, adding: “When I first arrived at the hectic scene, there were people trying to protect the unconscious man who was down on the pavement, but unsuccessfully. He was under grave physical harm. His very life was under threat.”

Mr Patrick Huchinson explained that just before he picked the man up and put him over his shoulder, a group of protesters had put a “little cordon” around him to stop him receiving any more physical harm. As they did that, he thought: “Well if he stays here he’s not going to make it.”

He continued: “So I just went under, scooped him up and put him on my shoulders and sort of started marching towards the police with him whilst all the guys were sort of surrounding me and protecting me and the guy I had on my shoulder.”

“I could actually feel strikes and hits as I was carrying him, so these guys were probably taking some of that themselves on their person.”

In a social media post yesterday, Patrick shared a number of photos of the incident alongside the caption: “We saved a life today… It’s not black v white it’s everyone v the racists! We had each other’s back and protected those who needed us.”

Here is Patrick Hutchinson rescuing counter protester:

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Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

Downplaying the notion that he is a hero, Patrick said he isn’t the only one who deserves credit, because as Mr Patrick Huchinson says: “Without the men who surrounded him and offered him a protective little cordon as he carried the man to safety — he likely would have been trampled by the crowd.”

Later reflecting on the moment he intervened, Patrick thought of George Floyd, who died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers last month when Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, Patrick told the Newscaster: “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 like what we did, George Floyd would still be alive today.”


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