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Protester Leaps In Front Of Boris Johnson's Car As He Leaves Parliament

Protester Leaps In Front Of Boris Johnson's Car As He Leaves Parliament

A Kurdish protester was seen leaping in front of Boris Johnson's car today as he left the Houses of Parliament, causing a security vehicle to rear-end the PM's Jaguar.

According to the Press Association, the man had been demonstrating with a group outside Parliament about Turkey's operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.

He ran into the road outside the gates of Parliament, which prompted a police motorbike and the Prime Minister's Jaguar to stop abruptly - which had been at the front of the convoy - causing a support vehicle to run into the back of the car.

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The protestor was then detained by officers and taken into the Palace of Westminster.

The damage to Johnson's car. Credit: PA
The damage to Johnson's car. Credit: PA

Sky News reports that Downing Street confirmed there were 'no reports of any injuries after Boris Johnson's car was involved in a collision outside the Palace of Westminster'.

A spokesman told Sky News that the Prime Minister was travelling in the car at the time.

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"I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened," they added.

Yesterday Johnson hailed a low-dose steroid treatment called dexamethasone, which is a life-saving drug that can help save those seriously ill with coronavirus.

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In a trial, it cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators, while for those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth.

Dexamethasone could be crucial in the fight against the coronavirus. Credit: PA
Dexamethasone could be crucial in the fight against the coronavirus. Credit: PA
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Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Johnson referred to the drug as the 'biggest breakthrough yet' and said the drug 'can now be made available across the NHS'.

One of the chief investigators for the trial, Professor Peter Horby, has said: "Dexamethasone is the first drug to be shown to improve survival in COVID-19. This is an extremely welcome result.

"The survival benefit is clear and large in those patients who are sick enough to require oxygen treatment, so dexamethasone should now become standard of care in these patients.

"Dexamethasone is inexpensive, on the shelf, and can be used immediately to save lives worldwide."

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Martin Landray, another Chief Investigator, added: "Since the appearance of Covid-19 six months ago, the search has been on for treatments that can improve survival, particularly in the sickest patients.

"These preliminary results from the RECOVERY trial are very clear - dexamethasone reduces the risk of death among patients with severe respiratory complications.

"Covid-19 is a global disease - it is fantastic that the first treatment demonstrated to reduce mortality is one that is instantly available and affordable worldwide."

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Topics: UK News, News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]