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Pictures show moments before protester at far-right march was rescued by ‘hero’ black man

Pictures have emerged of the moment an alleged far-right protester was surrounded by an angry mob before he was rescued by a ‘hero’ Black Lives Matter demonstrator.

The man was seen raising his hand to protesters in London on Saturday before he was dragged into a crowd and attacked.

Violent clashes erupted as far-right protesters gathered in Parliament Square and around the Cenotaph in Westminster.

After attacking police, they clashed with Black Lives Matter supporters in Trafalgar Square and near Waterloo station, where the man was rescued.

He was caught alone by a group of black youths after being left by his friends, reports say.

The man surrounded by the group
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Photos show him being carried into the large crowd. A fight then broke out.

Moments later, Black Lives Matter protester Patrick Hutchinson rescued the man who was attacked.

Describing the scene when he arrived, Mr Hutchinson told Channel Four News it was like a « stampede ».

The far-right counter protester and Patrick Hutchinson
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The heroic dad-of-two said the man’s life was « under threat » when he scooped him off the floor, threw him over his shoulder and carried him towards riot police officers while his friends formed a barrier around him.

Speaking about the incident, Mr Hutchinson reflected on his intervention and said it made him think of police inaction during the death of George Floyd.

He is then picked up and carried into the mob
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He told  Channel 4 News:  « 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.

« I just want equality for all of us. At the moment, the scales are unfairly balanced and I want things to be fair for my children and my grandchildren. »

A fight then broke out
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Mr Hutchinson, personal trainer who works with elite athletes in Wimbledon, south-west London, formed a group with four of his friends, who are part of London-based close protection group Ark Protection, to protect young Black Lives Matter protesters from getting caught up in the violence at the protests.

He told Channel 4 it was a « scary » scene as the white man was being beaten, adding: « It was pretty hectic, it was almost like a stampede, there was lots of people.

« There were people trying to protect him, but unsuccessfully. And then the guys went in there, they sort of put a little cordon around him to stop him receiving any more physical harm.

He is then carried to safety by Patrick Hutchinson
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« He was under physical harm. His life was under threat.

« And whilst they did that I thought, ‘well if he stays here he’s not going to make it’.

« 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.

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« 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 an interview with Channel 4 journalist Keme Nzerem, Mr Hutchinson downplayed the notion that he is a hero and said the friends who were with him and protected him as he carried the man deserve the same credit.

Without them, he said, he likely would have been trampled by the crowd as well.

Patrick Hutchinson has been hailed a hero
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His friends Pierre Noah, a bodyguard and martial arts teacher who runs Ark Protection, fellow personal trainer and MMA fighter Jamaine Facey, security consultant and martial artist Lee Russell and businessman Chris Otokito, who has won Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions, also intervened and protected the man.

Mr Noah, from Croydon, said someone could have been killed had they not stepped in to rescue the man and hand him over to police.

The 47-year-old described arriving outside Waterloo Station and witnessing the clashes between anti-racist and far-right protesters.

He told PA: « They were going to beat him up and stamp on him. »