After taking hold of a female Greenpeace activist at a black-tie City dinner, Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister. Mr. Field has claimed that he regrets confronting Janet Barker and marching her away as protesters postponed a speech by the chancellor. But he had been claimed that he had been “genuinely worried” about being armed. Ms. Barker told the media, that did not involve police with this matter and also added, MP should join to anger management classes.
Footage of the embracing occurrence has been widely shared on social media, along with several Labour politicians calling for Mr. Field to be discharged. A Downing street representative said UK Prime Minister Theresa May had “seen the footage” and “found it very concerning.”
She also added, “the police have said they are looking into reports over this matter and Mark Field has also referred himself to both the Cabinet Office and the Conservative Party. He will be suspended as a minister while investigations occur.
On Thursday evening, climate change opponents interrupted the starting of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s annual Mansion House speech about the condition of the UK economy.
Activists -dressed in suits, sashes and red dresses with “climate emergency ” written on them entered the room. Greenpeace said they wanted to deliver a speech on the failure of the current system.
Footage presents Mr. Field, Conservative MP for the cities of London and Westminster, emerging and pushing a woman protester against a column, before piloting her out of the room.
Later he claimed ITV News that guests had “understandably felt threatened ” and he had “instinctively reacted” while the protesters rushed past.
There was no appearance of security and I was, for a split second, properly concerned that she might have been armed, said Mr. Field. He also added, “ as a result, I grasped the intruder firmly in order to remove her from the room as swiftly as possible.”
He added, “I deeply regret this episode and unreservedly apologize to the lady concerned for grabbing her but in the current climate I felt the need to act decisively to close down the threat to the safety of those present. ”