UK Minister Boris Johnson was involved in a car crash just outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon.
The Prime Minister’s car was hit in the back as his vehicle made a sudden stop after a protester “ran out into the road”.
A security vehicle is thought to have hit the back of his car outside Parliament.
The protester has reportedly been arrested after the incident.
The driver of the car was seen to hit the brakes suddenly to avoid the demonstrator,
causing the security detail in a Range Rover following behind to crash into the
back of the first vehicle.
The story came to light after a video of the crash circulated on social media
Watch the video below:
Bois Johnson in car crash at Parliament. Just now. Security drives into back of his car as Kurdish protester runs into road. pic.twitter.com/k1kCplzyZ5
— Steve Bray #HoldThemToAccount (@snb19692) June 17, 2020
The demonstrator was taken into the Palace of Westminster and the Met Police
later confirmed they had arrested a man for offences under Section 5 of the Public
Order Act and for obstructing the highway.
Downing Street has said there are no reports of any injuries, and a spokesman
said a protester was detained after running in front of the silver Jaguar.
A Number 10 spokesman confirmed the car was Mr Johnson’s, adding: “I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened. No reports of anybody being injured.”
The spokesman said Mr Johnson was travelling in the car at the time.