Wandsworth Man Charged in Connection with Central London Protest

66-year-old Ian Jackson charged along with Piers Corbyn brother of ex-Labour leader

The Black Lives Matter protest in Parliament Square
The Black Lives Matter protest in Parliament Square

A 66-year-old man from Wandsworth has been charged with offences relating to the protests that took place in central London.

Ian Jackson of Kimber Court was charged under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 August 2020. The charges relate to a protest that took place on 16 May for which 13 people are due to appear in court including Piers Corbyn, the brother of Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the Labour party. 35-year-old Fiona Hine from Roehampton was also charged in relation to an alleged offence committed on the same day.

Mr Corbyn has been arrested twice for holding anti-lockdown protests in Hyde Park. He has argued that it is not necessary and has blamed the roll out of 5G for the spread of the disease alleging it is a government ploy to encourage unnecessary vaccination.

In all police announced details of 23 people facing charges for a range of offences including violent disorder, assaulting an emergency service worker and possession of a class A drug.

Although the Black Lives Matter protests in Parliament Square passed off peacefully for the most part, there were some scenes of violence later in the day. Counter protests by far right groups also resulted in serious violence in central London. Among those being charged was Andrew Banks who was pictured urinating near a memorial to PC Keith Palmer who was killed in the line of duty.

June 23, 2020