Protests in the United Kingdom have broken out on Friday following the Conservative Party's stunning victory. Some protesters turned into rioters as they carried out attacks against the Metropolitan Police.
The Conservative Party now has a solid majority in Parliament, having a total of 365 seats, with Boris Johnson's position as prime minister secured to carry out the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. The Labour Party was soundly defeated as they now have only 203 seats.
Despite the results of the election, protesters chanted, "Boris Johnson - not my Prime Minister!" They also carried signs that read, "No to racism. No to Boris Johnson" on Friday.
A country united?— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) December 13, 2019
Tonight protestors in Westminster chant “Boris Johnson - not my Prime Minister!” pic.twitter.com/YKsYcPkE76
Police have batons drawn as they push back crowds at the bottom of Parliament st pic.twitter.com/U7DxIMjUSo— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) December 13, 2019
Oh yes he is pic.twitter.com/0He1e8p6vd— Gareth Milner (@sw1a0aa) December 13, 2019
At one point, people attacked the Metropolitan Police and chanted "Scum!" at them. Those attacking police appear to belong to Antifa as they are wearing the standard black garb and waving the Antifa flag.
Scum protestors attacking our police pic.twitter.com/VVl24TJYHJ— Gareth Milner (@sw1a0aa) December 13, 2019
"Not my prime minister!"— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 13, 2019
Hundreds of demonstrators are protesting in central London against the #GeneralElectionResults.
More reaction to the election here: https://t.co/LbJfskIPqo pic.twitter.com/Aux1jWRAzZ