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.
Footage shows foreign office minister Mark Field MP removing a protestor from the Mansion House dinner earlier this evening.
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) June 20, 2019