There were no stabbings reported at protests in London over the weekend

15 June 2020
What was claimed

People were stabbed at protests in London over the weekend of 13 June.

Our verdict

This is incorrect. The Met Police have said that there were no reported stabbings at the protests over the weekend.

We’ve seen multiple videos and images claiming to show, or prove, that people were stabbed at the demonstrations in London on Saturday 13 June. 

This is incorrect. The Met Police said on Saturday evening that there were no reported stabbings at that day’s protests. It confirmed to Full Fact on Monday 15 June that this was still the case. 

There were at least two stabbings reported in London from Friday to Sunday, but they do not appear to have been related to, or in the vicinity of, the protests.

113 people were arrested at the demonstration for a range of offences.

This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because the Met police says that it has received no reports of stabbings at the demonstrations.

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