Boris Johnson involved in a car crash after protester runs in front of convoy – VIDEO

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Boris Johnson has been involved in a minor car crash in Westminster after his vehicle was rear-ended by his security team. The incident took place moments after a man protesting Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Iraq jumped out in front of his Jaguar, causing it to come to a sudden stop.

The footage then shows the security team’s Range Rover going into the back of the car and leaving a significant dent. Downing Street has now confirmed that Johnson was inside the car at the time, but said nobody was injured in the incident. The protester was then detained for running in front of the convoy, while the vehicles drove away from the scene within seconds of the crash

A protester from a pro-Kurdish demonstration is stopped and detained by police officers as he ran towards the car of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) as it was leaving with a police escort from the Houses of Parliament in London on June 17, 2020. - The protester ran into the road towards the Jaguar that normally carries the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and was stopped by police. As the Jaguar stopped it was subsequently struck from behind by the next vehicle in the convoy resulting in a large dent. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

epa08490684 British Prime Minster Boris Johnson's vehicle after it hit a police vehicle outside parliament during a Kurdish protest in London, Britain, 17 June 2020. Kurdish demonstrators caused British Prime Minster Boris Johnson's vehicle to hit a police vehicle during small protests outside parliament. EPA/ANDY RAIN

A spokesperson said: ‘I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened. No reports of anybody being injured.’ The Prime Minister was leaving the Houses of Parliament having just finished his weekly session, during which he clashed with Labour leader Keir Starmer over the rise in child

poverty today. It comes one day after the government was forced into a U-turn on free school meals after the issue was raised by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 22. Downing Street initially said the free school meals scheme would not be extended outside of term time, but had a change of heart less than 24 hours later. Last night, during the daily press briefing, Johnson claimed he didn’t know about Rashford’s campaign until yesterday, stating that there are ‘so many things going on’ at present.

Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. The man, who had been demonstrating about Turkey's operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, was taken into the Palace of Westminster by officers. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 17, 2020. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

The car carrying Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Starmer welcomed the government’s U-turn by saying it was the ‘right thing to do’, but questioned the PM about how he plans to combat a projected increase in child poverty rates to 5,200,000 by 2022.

This was predicted before the pandemic unfurled. Johnson responded by saying ‘absolute poverty’ had gone down since 2010 and that the government intends to minimise the impact of coronavirus on the poorest – citing government investment in the workforce. He said one thing that might help would be for Labour ‘to accept pupils should go back to schools’.

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