Boris Johnson does not believe UK is 'racist country' – Number 10

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Boris Johnson does not believe the UK is a racist country – but acknowledges that discrimination is an ongoing problem, Downing Street said.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the Government was not complacent about the need to do more to tackle racism.

The Prime Minister has condemned the “thuggery” which marred anti-racism protests triggered by the death of George Floyd.> Scotland Yard said 36 people had been arrested during Sunday’s protests in London, and some officers reported suffering injuries.>Boris Johnson received an update from Met chief Dame Cressida Dick on Sunday night.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick Credit: PA

Police commanders had to take into account a number of factors – including the safety of their officers – before deciding how to respond to protests, the spokesman added.