BBC Journalist Harassed & Chased By Anti-Lockdown Riffraff

Nick Watt - Anti-Lockdown protest © Provided by The Telegraph

An English journalist merely doing his duty was abused to such an extent that he had to run for his safety from a baying, hairy mob of anti-lockdown merchants at a protest outside Westminster in London.

Social media videos show Nicholas Watt, the BBC Newsnight political editor, being followed by a large group of wide-eyed, snarling protesters bawling at him words such as “traitor” and “scum“.

The aggressive group forced Mr Watt to turn around and sprint back to safety behind the gates of Downing Street, which were heavily guarded by police due to the protest.

A spokesman for BBC News said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable.

All journalists should be able to carry out their work without intimidation or impediment.”