Nick Watt: Man charged after video went viral of BBC journalist confronted by anti-lockdown protesters

A man has been charged after a video went viral of journalist Nick Watt being harassed by a group of anti lockdown protesters.

In relation to this incident, a 57-year-old man has been charged under Section 4A of the Public Order Act.

The Metropolitan Police has released a statement that confirmed: “officers investigating an incident in which a journalist was confronted and chased in the vicinity of Whitehall have charged a man.

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A video that has been shared widely on social media shows a group of protesters pursuing the journalist first on Whitehall, then into Richmond Terrace, on the afternoon of Monday, 14 June.

"After reviewing the video footage, officers identified a number of possible offences and an investigation was launched.”

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The 57-year-old will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 29 June.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify other people who were involved in the incident.

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Man charged after video went viral of journalist confronted by anti lockdown protesters

Anyone with information should call 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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