Updated Jun 14, 2020 - World

Over 100 arrested after far-right groups clash with police in U.K.

 Far-right protesters demonstrate by the London Black Revs in Trafalgar square on June 13, 2020 in London, England.
Far-right British groups in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday. Photo: Guy Smallman/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned "racist thuggery" after far-right groups clashed with police in central London on Saturday.

Driving the news: The groups turned out after a social media callout to "protect the monuments" targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters, who canceled an official demonstration because of the "counter-protest," per the Telegraph. London police said over 100 people were arrested following clashes in Parliament Square. Police said Sunday morning they had arrested a suspect on suspicion of outraging public decency after images circulated of a white man urinating on a memorial to an officer who died stopping a terrorist outside the United Kingdom's Houses of Parliament in 2017.

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