London Metropolitan police are preparing for clashes between black lives matter activists and Tommy Robinson followers this weekend in London, following a call by Robinson for counter-protests to defend memorials and statues.

Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, warned “We have got the perfect storm ahead of us this weekend, we have got planned protests and now Tommy Robinson and his agitators.”

Robinson released a short video in which he accused police of being “soft-handed” and allowing BLM protesters to deface memorials and statues, saying that police didn’t want the bad publicity of clashing with non-white protesters.

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