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UK Minister Mark Field suspended

United Kingdom Foreign Office Minister Mark Field has been suspended.

British media reports Friday (21 June) said Mr. Field was suspended after a video showed him pushing a female Greenpeace protester against a pillar and grabbing her neck had surfaced.

The UK Guardian said the incident happened while the woman protested at the chancellor’s Mansion House speech Thursday (20 June).

Mr. Field, under whose Ministry responsibility for Overseas Territories like Cayman falls, has since apologised to the protester.

According to a statement from Downing Street, British Prime Minister Theresa May viewed the footage of the incident and decided to suspend the Minister.

A police investigation into the incident has been launched.

Mr. Field reported that he was also attacked at the same event earlier in the evening by protesters.



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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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