Black Lives Matter Protester Carries Counter-Protester To Safety

A BLM protester slung up an injured white counter-protester onto his shoulders and carried him to safety. And the photos are striking!

Following George Floyd's death, many people took to the streets to protest cops' brutality on people of color.

And the most recent demonstration in London involved clashes between BLM protesters, police, and those believed to be far-right counter-protesters.


As protests escalated, one protester from a "far-right" group was knocked to the ground and injured by other demonstrators.

However, a Black Man, from Opposing Group, Picked Him Up and Took Him to Safety

black lives matter protester carries counter-protester to safety

Other protesters also appeared to be protecting the injured man's head and making way for the pair through the crowd.

The black man, identified as Patrick Hutchinson, has since been hailed online for his bravery and modesty.

According to reports, Hutchinson is a personal trainer and bodyguard from Wimbledon, a London suburb.

After seeing the man fall to the ground amid increasingly violent clashes, Hutchinson said he could see "the situation wasn't going to end well."

black lives matter protester carries counter-protester to safety

He "scooped him up into a fireman's carry" and took him to safety with some friends' help. However, some protesters continued to try to beat the injured man as Hutchinson carried him to safety.

After the Incident, Hutchinson Shared a Powerful Message Saying, 'It's Not Black Versus White, It's Everyone Versus Racists'

He wrote on Instagram:


"It's not black versus white, it's everyone versus the racists. We had each other's back and protected those who needed us."


He also told BBC:

"I wasn't thinking, I was just thinking of a human being on the floor. I had no other thoughts in my mind apart from getting [him] to safety."

In an interview with Channel 4 News, Hutchinson said it's vital that people step in to stop the violence.

He said:

"If the other three police officers that were standing around when George Floyd was murdered… George would be alive today."


Hutchinson attended the protests because "history was in the making." And it was a "no brainer" to support the cause.

He said that he'd like to break down the race barriers and for people to realize, "we're all one race."

Hutchinson told media outlets:

"I want to see equality for everybody."

"I'd love to see my young [children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews] have a better world than I have lived in."


"The world I live in has been better than my grandparents and my parents… Hopefully, we can continue until we have total equality for everyone."