A high-profile UK official is facing a ferocious backlash after footage emerged of him appearing to march a female climate change protester out of a lavish dinner, grabbing her by her neck. He says he acted tough because feared the woman might have been armed.
Around 40 Greenpeace activists gate-crashed a speech by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on the state of the economy at an annual dinner for City of London grandees on Thursday night.
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Footage shows foreign office minister Mark Field MP removing a protestor from the Mansion House dinner earlier this evening.
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