Boris Johnson involved in minor car accident after protester runs into road

James Morris
·Senior news reporter, Yahoo News UK
·1-min read

Boris Johnson has been involved in a car accident after his convoy was targeted by a protester outside the Houses of Parliament.

The protester ran into the road outside Parliament as Johnson’s convoy left following Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

The lead car was forced to stop, with an escorting vehicle running into the back of it in what appeared to be a minor collision.

After three seconds, the vehicles then drove off, with a large dent visible on the back of the PM’s Jaguar.

A man was held following the collision.
A man was held following the collision. (Reuters)

The protester was detained by police and taken into the Palace of Westminster by officers.

Downing Street has said there were no injuries.

Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car (in background with dent) as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. The man, who had been demonstrating about Turkey's operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, was taken into the Palace of Westminster by officers. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Police detain a man after he ran in front of Boris Johnson's car. (Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. The man, who had been demonstrating about Turkey's operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, was taken into the Palace of Westminster by officers. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The demonstrator had been protesting about Turkish action against Kurdish rebels, PA reported. (Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
A pro-Kurdish protester who ran into the road toward the car of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as it was leaving the Houses of Parliament in London on June 17, 2020 is led away by police officers. - The protester ran into the road towards the Jaguar that normally carries the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and was stopped by police. As the Jaguar stopped it was subsequently struck from behind by the next vehicle in the convoy resulting in a large dent. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
The man was led away by police officers. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQs at the House of Commons on 17 June, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street for PMQs earlier on Wednesday. (Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A Number 10 spokesman confirmed Johnson was travelling in the car, adding: “I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened. No reports of anybody being injured.”

The demonstrator had been protesting about Turkish action against Kurdish rebels, PA reported.