Black Lives Matter Protester Carries Injured Counter-Protester To Safety
A Black Lives Matter supporter who carried an injured man to safety during violent clashes in London has told Sky News he “didn’t want to see him die”.
Patrick Hutchinson draped the rival protester over his shoulder after he was allegedly attacked near Waterloo station.
An extraordinary image of what happened went viral around the world – with Mr Hutchinson’s actions receiving praise.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Hutchinson said he was “concerned” for the man’s life and “scooped” him up before carrying him to safety.
He said: “I really feel that if we hadn’t intervened when we did, I genuinely think he may have died.
“I didn’t do it for him per se. I didn’t want to see him perish or die but I really did it for the young men and women of BLM.
“I didn’t want their names tarnished with such an incident.” Mr Hutchinson said he was not actually marching or demonstrating at the protests, but providing security to protect people.
He said: “We have a platform at the moment, we’re being listened to and I didn’t want the narrative to change to something ugly or negative.”