Boris Johnson’s car hit in minor crash; no injuries reported
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Boris Johnson’s car hit in minor crash; no injuries reported

British prime minister’s vehicle rammed from behind after stopping suddenly when protester ran in front of convoy

Damage to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car after a man ran in front of it as it left the Houses of Parliament, in London, June 17, 2020. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Damage to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car after a man ran in front of it as it left the Houses of Parliament, in London, June 17, 2020. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a minor car crash on Wednesday after a protester ran in front of his vehicle as it left parliament.

Footage posted on social media showed a man running toward the silver Jaguar as it drove out of the gates of Parliament accompanied by a police motorcycle outrider and a Range Rover support vehicle.

Johnson’s car braked suddenly and was hit from behind by the Range Rover, sustaining a large dent. It paused for a moment before the motorcade moved on.

The prime minister’s office confirmed Johnson was in the car and said there were no reports of any injuries.

The protester was knocked to the ground in the incident and was immediately detained by police.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs in Parliament in London, June 10, 2020. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Several groups were protesting outside parliament in small numbers on Wednesday, including anti-Brexit and pro-Kurdish groups. Johnson was returning to his office at 10 Downing St. from his weekly question-and-answer session with lawmakers when the crash happened.

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