The statue of Winston Churchill, as well as the Cenotaph war memorial in Central London have been boarded up ‘for their own protection’, even though Black Lives Matter have canceled demonstrations scheduled for this weekend.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan ordered the boarding up of the monuments, along with a host of others throughout the city, claiming that it is ‘to make sure they are protected’. Khan is pushing an ongoing effort to ‘diversify’ the landmarks of London.

Khan also suggested that it is ‘extreme far right groups who advocate hatred and division’ that would cause violence, despite the fact that for the past two weeks the violence against police and vandalism of monuments has been perpetrated solely by BLM agitators.

To anyone planning to join #BlackLivesMatter protests over the coming days: for you and your families safety, please stay at home and find a safe way to make your voice heard.

To the extreme far-right groups hijacking this crucial cause: Londoners have no time for your hatred.

— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 12, 2020

The boarding went up around the Churchill statue and other monuments last night. Churchill is now completely obscured:

Churchill’s statue today in London. I’m speechless.

— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) June 12, 2020

Other statues such as this one of King James II got the same treatment:

National gallery this morning

— Kenny Onions (@Kenny_Onions) June 12, 2020

A statue of George Washington in Trafalgar Square is now also completely obscured:

George Washington getting protection on Trafalgar Square

— Jamie Roberts (@visitjamie) June 11, 2020

Workmen arrived this morning at Guy’s Hospital to board up a statue of founder Thomas Guy:

The Cenotaph war memorial was also partially obscured:

So sad that rioters can’t be trusted not to attack the cenotaph, so much so that they now feel the need to board it up.

Our soldiers died for our freedom and yet people dance on their graves.

— Jacob Young MP (@JacobYoungMP) June 11, 2020

Barriers on our bridges, barriers around our monuments.

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 11, 2020

Winston Churchill monument, the Cenotaph, George Washington statue and James ll statue under protective equipment ahead of this weekend’s BLM demonstration in central London.

Veterans, football lads, bikers and ordinary decent citizens will also be on hand to keep them safe.

— Jack Dawkins (@DawkinsReturns) June 12, 2020

“A few years ago in a BBC poll of a million people he was voted Britain’s greatest Briton. Now he is being boarded up to protect him from the mob. Something has gone very wrong.”

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 11, 2020

Statues of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were also boarded up.

BLM organisers announced last night that Saturday’s events are  being postponed due to ‘many hate groups’ threatening to counter protest.

Another protest purporting to be organised by ‘Anti-fascists support Black Lives Matter’, run by Labour affiliated far-left group Momentum is still going ahead however.

Police warned earlier this week that clashes were set to erupt after multiple football ‘firms’ as well as Tommy Robinson and his followers vowed to be present to protect the monuments.

The move to completely obscure the monuments from view will likely only attract more angry Brits to converge, demanding they be uncovered and properly protected from ‘woke’ vandal mobs.

It’s also reminiscent of efforts in other European countries to ‘protect’ monuments from terrorists by building barriers around them:

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“Bulletproof glass barrier along the Eiffel Tower is part of a broader $41 million security project against terrorist attack threats in Paris.”

— Bansi Sharma (@bansisharma) June 18, 2019

Eiffel Tower to get anti-terrorist glass barrier built around its base

— The Straits Times (@STcom) February 9, 2017

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