A man identified as a far-right protester was rescued to safety by a Black Lives Matter protester following a clash between police and rival groups erupted in London Saturday.
Pictures showed a black man carrying a white man over his shoulders while flanked by police in riot gear.
Reporter at the scene said that the man was seen chased and badly beaten past the steps leading to the Royal Festival Hall in central London before other protesters stepped in to protect him.
Attacks between anti-racism groups and far-right activists had started earlier in the day while riot police attempt to keep the scene under control.
Another picture caught the moment when a counter-protestor was left with a bloodied face after being hit during the skirmish with protesters.
Anti-racist protesters rallied against racism and police abuses for days since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
In response, far-right groups organized a protest at the Parliament Square including Britain First, who claimed they wanted to protect several statues from vandalism.
However, the two groups clashed near the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square as some protesters assaulted police officers.
Scotland Yard announced that as of 5pm Saturday, five people have been arrested for violent disorder, assault on police, possession of an offensive weapon, being drunk and disorderly and possession of Class A drugs.
London Ambulance Service said that by around 5:30pm, they have treated 15 people for injuries, including two police officers, in which six of them require to be taken to the hospital.
The Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Ken Marsh strongly detest the chaotic protests.
“A faction of people today only had one intention – to be violent and unlawful, they didn’t come here to protect the statues, it’s just disorder and unruliness,” he said.
The recent clash contrasts the peaceful demonstrations by anti-racism protesters who gathered at Hyde Park and Marble Arch.