Greenpeace charged the British Minister Mark Field of assault after the Conservative politician was recorder physically eliminating a climate change protester from a Dinner Party in London City.
He confronted the female Greenpeace activist as she walked towards Finance Minister Phillip Hammond, thrust her against a column at Mansion House ahead of holding her by the neck and thrown her out of the room.
Greenpeace activist Areeba Hamid claims that she was “shocked at the footage of an elected MP and government minister assaulting one of our peaceful protesters.”
Mark Field told ITV that he “deeply” regretted his act, claims that “in the confusion many guests understandably felt threatened and when one protester rushed past me towards the top table.”
“There was no security present and I was for a split-second genuinely worried she might have been armed,” added Mr. Field.
For detailed investigation, Junior Foreign Office Minister has cited himself to the Cabinet Office.
Labour MP Jess Phillips has termed that video record as “so, so awful” while fellow Labour MP Dawn Butler described it was “horrific” and called for Mr. Field to be suspended or sacked.
Meanwhile, Tory MP Peter Bottomley argued that “the woman clearly was trying to create a fuss” and that “most viewers would say it’s good that she didn’t succeed.”
Later, Greenpeace claims that 40 of its activities were interrupted in the event.