Black People : Royal Car Is Attacked By Protesters

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  1. Amnat77

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    A car carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla has been attacked and 12 police officers have been hurt after violence broke out among protesters in London.

    Clarence House said the couple were "unharmed" and they arrived on time at the London Palladium for tonight's Royal Variety Performance, although the Duchess of Cornwall appeared shaken.

    The passenger window of their Rolls-Royce limousine was smashed and the vehicle was splattered with paint after the incident in the West End.

    One witness told Sky News protesters "lunged" at the vehicle and tried to chase it.

    Clashes escalated in parts of the capital this evening after MPs voted to increase tuition fees.

    Twelve officers were hurt, including one who suffered neck injuries, and another whose leg was badly hurt when he was thrown from his horse.

    Christmas shoppers and tourists are caught up in violent scenes after protesters rampaged along Oxford Street, smashing shop windows before focusing their attention on a Topshop store.

    They targeted Government buildings including the Treasury, where men were seen smashing toughened-glass windows egged on by hundreds of cheering bystanders. Demonstrators also clashed with police at the nearby Supreme Court.

    Angry scenes erupted in Parliament Square, with pockets of protesters involved in a stand-off with riot officers. Police responded by baton charging the crowd.

    There were complaints that police had been heavy-handed and one student told Sky News people were being injured and knocked unconscious as people tried to get out of the area.

    Flares, paint bombs, snooker balls and other missiles were thrown at police, while a statue of Winston Churchill and a number of buildings, including the Treasury, have been defaced with graffiti.

    Demonstrators smashed down metal barriers as police struggle to contain the violence.

    So far 22 people have been arrested and some 43 protesters have been hurt.

    Officers have tried to maintain control in Westminster by keeping demonstrators inside Parliament Square and are now clearing people from the area.