A man who confronted Michael Gove on Tuesday was filmed apparently boasting about his right to bear arms, stating that “the government must fear its people”.
William Colshill, co-editor-in-chief of anti-lockdown YouTube channel Resistance GB, recorded himself chasing the minister on Horseferry Road in Westminster.
Mr Gove was also being chased by several protesters and had to be guarded by a ring of policemen who kept the shouting crowd away.
Mr Colshil was one of the first people who walked up to Mr Gov on Tuesday afternoon, holding a camera to his face and demanding: “How do you justify the illegal lockdown that has been imposed on this country?”.
He was recording the incident for his anti-vaxxer media platform Resistance GB and reportedly followed the BBC newsnight Editor Nick Watt hit the road on a previous occasion.
Mr Colshil was a Conservative councilor until he was suspended in 2018. Enfield Granthshala has reported.
In a video linked to the Resistance GB Facebook page, Mr Colshil is seen talking about his alleged arrest by the Metropolitan Police at an anti-lockdown rally in July this year.
The footage shows him referring to an alleged conversation with a police officer.
He said: “I said okay, I don’t need to do that because the law is the law. It’s just your opinion isn’t it.
“I said I would take it out of the police station and I would take it straight out of this plastic container and put it back in my pocket. All the men carry knives”.
With the exception of folding pocket knives, where the blade edge is 7.62 cm (3 in) or less, it is an offense to carry any sharp or bladed tool in a public place.
In the video he is seen expressing his view that: “Having arms is the ultimate control over the government because people should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people.”
In the interview, filmed when Mr. Colshill was sitting in Parliament Square, he said: “The Metropolitan Police is a rogue parliamentary, paramilitary standing army. We have a right to bear arms in this country. If it is within the order, they will attack you.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police, referring to the protesters chasing Michael Gove, said: “During this protest, at approximately 2:20 a.m. a group attempted to surround a Member of Parliament on Horsferry Road, in a manner hostile to him. acted out.
“The officials immediately intervened, took the Member of Parliament safely to a nearby building. Detectives are reviewing the footage to see if a crime has been committed.
“At this time, there have been no arrests specifically related to this incident.”
He said seven arrests were made in separate incidents during the demonstrations at Grey’s Inn Road, Camden and Victoria Street, Westminster.
The incident comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered a review of the security of elected representatives in the light of the attack on Sir David Ames MP.
Mr Gove thanked the Metropolitan Police for “their prompt response” on Tuesday, adding: “I am grateful to their officers for their thoughtfulness.”
Granthshala William Colshill was asked several questions via email but Resistance GB declined to answer.
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