Man Who Carried Injured White Protester To Safety Breaks His Silence
"If the other three police officers who were standing around when George Floyd was murdered had thought about intervening like what we did, George Floyd would be alive today."
Patrick Hutchinson, who was pictured carrying a protestor to safety at violent demo says what happened. pic.twitter.com/IdTT8spuG4
- Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) June 14, 2020
Hutchinson bravely stepped in to come to the aid of the stricken man, who was allegedly a far-right protester, whilst he was on the floor and being beaten up.
Hutchinson said that the scene was 'hectic' and compared it to a 'stampede' but the heroic dad-of-two realised that the white man's life was 'under threat' and grabbed him up and took him off towards the riot police for assistance.
Speaking to Channel 4 News, the personal trainer said: "If the other three police officers that were standing around when George Floyd was murdered, had thought about intervening and stopping their colleague from doing what he was doing like what we did, George Floyd would still be alive today."
The problems began in London yesterday when far-right protester gathered in Westminster near to The Cenotaph.
They initially attacked the police, but then also clashed with anti-racist protesters near to Trafalgar Square and Waterloo Station.
That's where the incident involving Hutchinson occurred.
The man who he rescued had allegedly been found alone when his friends left him behind.
Hutchinson told of the 'scary' scene at the incident, adding: "It was pretty hectic, it was almost like a stampede, there was lots of people.
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"There were people trying to protect him, but unsuccessfully. And then the guys went in there, they sort of put a little cordon around him to stop him receiving any more physical harm.
"He was under physical harm. His life was under threat.
"And whilst they did that I thought, 'well if he stays here he's not going to make it.'"
"So, I just went under, scooped him up and put him on my shoulders and sort of started marching towards the police with him whilst all the guys were sort of surrounding me and protecting me and the guy I had on my shoulder.
"I could actually feel strikes and hits as I was carrying him, so these guys were probably taking some of that themselves on their person."
Hutchinson talked down the notion that he is a hero, suggesting that those who helped him get the man out of the situation and to safety deserve credit too.
He said that without the help of people such as friends Pierre Noah, Jamaine Facey, Lee Russell, and Chris Otokito - who helped him - he could have been trampled as well.
After the encounter, Hutchinson posted online: "We saved a life today @arkprotection.
"It's not black v white it everyone v the racists!
"We had each other's back and protected those who needed us."
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