United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was involved in a car crash outside Parliament on Wednesday, 17 June.
Johnson’s convoy was targeted by a protester as the prime minister left the Palace of Westminster.
According to Cornwall Live, the demonstrator, who had been protesting about Turkish action against Kurdish rebels, ran into the road outside the gates to Parliament.
ZA News Online noted that this forced the lead vehicles in the convoy – a police motorbike and Johnson’s car – to stop, with a support vehicle running into the back of the luxury saloon carrying the prime minister.
Authorities said there were no reports of anyone being injured in the incident.
The protester who targeted the prime minister’s car was detained by police and taken into the Palace of Westminster by officers.
Bois Johnson in car crash at Parliament. Just now. Security drives into back of his car as Kurdish protester runs into road. pic.twitter.com/k1kCplzyZ5
— Steve Bray #HoldThemToAccount (@snb19692) June 17, 2020
In other news, it has been reported that Australia’s trade minister Simon Birmingham said the country is unlikely to reopen its border to international travellers until next year due to COVID-19.
The minister, however, said Australia would look to relax entry rules for students and other long-term visitors.
Birmingham, who made the disclosure on Wednesday, 17 June, said a quarantine rule for returning citizens could be applied to international students and other visitors who plan to stay for a long period of time.
“We can simply work through the 14-day quarantine periods that have worked so well in terms of returning Australians to this country safely.”
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