Grenfell Protesters Chant 'Peace, Peace' As Scuffles Break Out
16 June 2017, 20:49
This is the remarkable moment protesters chant "Peace, Peace, Peace" to try to stop fights breaking out at a march over the Grenfell Fire victims.
Thousands of people are marching through Ladbroke Grove to demand justice and truth over the fire that killed at least 30 people.
LBC reporter Richard Suchet reported that the atmosphere was tense throughout, but things came to a head when scuffles started breaking out.
A few pecemakers ran to the front trying to stop the fights and leading chants of "Peace, peace, peace".
Big scuffles with police at Grenfell House but then chants of "peace peace peace" from the majority helps calm situation right down. Tense.— Richard Suchet (@RichSuchet) June 16, 2017
It wasn't all peaceful however, Richard also saw a TV cameraman being attacked by masked demonstrators who had infiltrated the protest.
This is a TV cameraman being attacked at the Grenfell protests. I saw it. Instigated by masked scumbags who weren't interested in protesting pic.twitter.com/g7vFBV9Fnk— Richard Suchet (@RichSuchet) June 16, 2017
Protesters also staged a sit-in on Oxford Circus, causing travel chaos across central London.