Charity Carol Concert Attacked by Congo Protesters

Matthew Holehouse, Telegraph (London), December 11, 2011

Shops were attacked, passers-by threatened and car windows smashed during a demonstration in central London against the election result in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The carol concert was raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support. It was organised by a group of friends whose loved ones had been treated for cancer.

Masked teenage boys ‘stormed’ the singers, throwing bottles of water and hot drinks into the crowd. A woman in her 40s, said to be undergoing treatment for breast cancer, was pulled to the ground. A youth attempted to set light to the Christmas tree, an annual gift from the city of Oslo since 1947, one witness said.

“They were determined not to let us sing and have fun and utterly ruined the atmosphere. Have your protest and make your point, but why did you have to ruin a lovely occasion with your scuminess,” Mark Horton, a conductor of the choir, wrote in a message online. The concert was cut short amid safety concerns.

The attack was ‘egged on’ by teenage girls who screamed and shouted “like the possessed”, another witness said.

Police made 110 arrests for affray as fights broke out between demonstrators.

Other arrests were made for assaulting police officers, obstructing police and blocking a public highway. Police held demonstrators inside double decker busses before ferrying them to custody.

The demonstration began as an agreed ‘static’ protest in Whitehall on Saturday evening against the re-election of President Joseph Kabila, which international observers say “lacks credibility”.

The vast central African country has immense mineral wealth but has been ravaged by civil war, corruption and economic mismanagement. Protestors accuse Western governments of propping up the regime.

On Thursday a group of 200 Congo demonstrators forced the evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station, central London, after they set off a passenger alarm on an underground train.

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  • Anonymous

    Photos in the UK Mail of the cultural enrichment

    http://goo.gl/8WTHL

  • Question Diversity

    Why do we assume that this “protest” (really, a flash mob) had any extant political motivation? Why would blacks (supposedly) upset at an election result in Congo storm an anti-cancer event in London?

    Since Congo/Zaire was once a Belgian colony, they can’t protest “the legacy of colonialism” being to blame in London.

    The propaganda doesn’t add up. So I’m guessing this was nothing more than a typical black wilding anti-white hate mob. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  • Anonymous

    Much the same nonsense happened here in Toronto. A group of Congonese (why are they here?) decided to attack the American embassy because they didn’t like the election results. It degenerated into a wild brawl.

  • ice

    Whoever is responsible for importing black criminal morons into Britain should be tried, convicted and hanged in public for forcing them on the people against their will.

    Case closed.

  • The Bobster

    It looks like some people are getting fed up with diversity.

    http://goo.gl/qP9PQ

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  • Phillip

    Anti white hate mob here…nothing to see move along !

    Now imagine if this were a charity even being run by congolese immigrants to raise money for their homeland…and it was interrupted by some white soccer hooligans…..it would recieve 24 hour nonstop coverage.

  • sbuffalonative

    They’re like little children screaming they’re the center of the universe.

    Where Africans are, Africa is.

    On Thursday a group of 200 Congo demonstrators forced the evacuation of Oxford Circus tube station, central London, after they set off a passenger alarm on an underground train.

    And blacks wonder why white people don’t like them.

    Is it possible for these people to act civilizied or is that expecting too much?

  • Chicagoan

    Wow, even some Congo expatriates are getting into the flash mob fad. Must be going from a US phenomenon to a worldwide one. Shows the utter stupidity of allowing such alien beings into the country to begin with.

  • Tim in Indiana

    The vast central African country has immense mineral wealth but has been ravaged by civil war, corruption and economic mismanagement.

    Which describes just about every other African nation as well.

    Protestors accuse Western governments of propping up the regime.

    No, Western governments are the only thing propping up any semblance of civilization in this God-forsaken country.

  • Anonymous

    My God, if anything hasn’t the whole world been watching what has happened in the United States, i.e. any urban area? I feel so sad for Western man, we have struggled with invasion, plague, ice ages, starvation, wild beasts, and war on ourselves to only have been brought down low by these foreign animals. People who just as soon murder all of us and ruin what we have made of our land. Why, why have we let this happen?

  • Seek

    In the U.S., most media reports would call this incident “a fight.”

  • Nick

    Does anyone know how people from the Congo end up in England?

    Does someone pay for their airfare?

    Do they travel hundreds (thousands?)of miles by foot through the desert?

    I honestly don’t know.

  • Wide Awake & Fooled No More

    Thanks to “anonymous” and “The Bobster” for those links. Absolutely chilling photos in the first link.

    My God how I fear for the remaining Whites in Africa – few of whom have any escape or remedy.

    In the U.S., most media reports would call this incident “a fight.” – Seek

    Ain’t that the damned truth? Or even worse… a “confrontation that stemmed from a simple misunderstanding.” The controlled media just turns my stomach. Boycott their movies, boycott their products (see http://www.antiwhitemedia.com), and do not watch their shows. Better yet, rid yourself of that mind-numbing monstrosity called television.

    57 year old, mentally-impaired, White male beaten to death/robbed by three Black males after Black teen makes false allegations”:

    http://goo.gl/JDiWd

  • Former Seattle Resident

    An English photographer was at this riot, and he provides some great photos as well as an entertaining account of his experience!

    http://goo.gl/um4x5

    “On to the actual protest then. Firstly, Congolese protesters are quite unlike any I have encountered before. Firstly, they are unable to communicate verbally without shouting. The almost tribal chanting and shuffling dances along with the high pitched screeching of the women certainly draw attention. While they were still enclosed in the protest pen, one of the females threw herself onto the ground in hysterics. There was a surreal moment when the police and photographers looked at her, then at each other, then back at her as if in disbelief at what they were seeing. It was as though the woman had been possessed by a demon, arms flailing as her body twisted and contorted, the language barrier and the tone of her screams made it sound as though she was speaking in tongues! The whole thing left me feeling quite discombobulated!

    Photographers were threatened with violence and death. ‘Dont take ma picture’ screeched one young woman, the photographer who carried on doing his job, was soon surrounded by an angry crowd. Another photographer had a tug of war with some protesters as they blatantly tried to steal his camera. Their cries and shouts which had been so passionate earlier, were now filled with venom and threat. The simplest request from the police was met with open hostility or violence. Several protesters had armed themselves with broken sticks with pointed ends, like a small spear and they were attempting to stab the cops with these.

    A change of police tactics led to what could have been a very serious incident. A large line of perhaps 30 helmeted cops were making their way in single file from the far edge of the protest to the area behind the police line at Downing St. As the officers were moving through, the crowd began booing and the general noise increased. A few missiles were thrown and there was some pushing and shoving. However, the last four cops in the line became involved in an incident without the officers in front noticing. This led to the line of cops disappearing behind the line of vans at Downing St, leaving four of their number in the crowd. The crowd were on them in seconds. The four cops were surrounded on all sides. Punches and bottles were thrown and protesters tried to stab the cops with the pointed sticks. I looked around and it was clear that this had gone un-noticed by the other cops. A member of the press alerted other cops who went the aid of the four who were stranded. They managed to get the four and their prisoner behind the police line.

    The police started to push the protest up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square. While this was happening an officer was making PA announcements in English and in French. Traffic was held as the crowds blocked the road and many vehicles had occupants cowering in fear as protesters banged on the windows and roofs. Several female members of a choir who had been singing Christmas carols at the tree in Trafalgar Square were assaulted by protesters who ran off in the direction of the west end.

    Once in the west end the protesters again damaged cars and shops as well as assaulting revellers in Piccadilly. They were eventually cornered by a large police presence including mounted officers, in Waterloo Place.”