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'Lawless and ignorant!' Britons erupt at video of Chris Whitty being harassed in park

'Lawless and ignorant!' Britons erupt at video of Chris Whitty being harassed in park

The video, taken in St James’s Park, shows two grinning men grabbing a terrified Professor Chris Whitty as they shout “Oi oi” and say “One photo please? as he attempts to walk away.

The video of England’s chief medical officer being accosted has sparked a furious reaction from Express.co.uk readers.

Commenting on this website, one reader blasted: “Lawless ignorant Britain.. This is the result of lack of Police and kneeling to thugs.. Woke judges giving pathetic sentences and excuses for criminals.”

Another wrote: “Horrific. Get these two idiots off the street now!”

A third simply said: “Idiots.”

Another urged: “Find them and jail them, we cannot allow this behaviour towards public servants. Jail should be mandatory, with no wriggle room.”

A fifth commented: “Absolutely disgusting behaviour and should be prosecuted to send out a strong message.”

One more fumed: “No one should have to put up with kind of abuse its assault end of.”

The Metropolitan Police are investigating after the footage, lasting around 20 seconds, was shared on social media.

READ MORE: Piers Morgan rages at ‘thugs’ who ‘harassed’ Professor Chris Whitty

Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “just horrified” by the incident.

Asked if he needs security measures, she told Times Radio: “I can’t speak about that but it’s important that we make sure that Chris is given the right kind of support.

“It’s terrible to see such an important public figure, someone that day in, day out, has been serving our country in the way in which he has to keep us safe, being subject to just appalling abuse.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid also condemned the targetting of Prof Whitty.

He said: “I’ve seen the video of the CMO being harassed. It’s appalling and totally unacceptable. The CMO works tirelessly on behalf of the country.

“We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour towards our public servants. The men behaving in this disgraceful way should be ashamed.”

The Met tweeted: “We are aware of a video being shared online showing an incident in St James’s Park. Officers spoke to all those involved at the time and their details were taken.

“We are in contact with the victim and the circumstances continue to be investigated.”

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Flight attendant harassed by passengers breaking mask policy – 'it is disgusting'

Flight attendant harassed by passengers breaking mask policy - 'it is disgusting'

A TikTok video showing a flight attendant calling out rude passengers during a long delay has gone viral. The clip has prompted criticism of the passengers on social media.

The video has now gained more than one million views on the platform.

The flight attendant said to passengers: “Just like you, we have not eaten also.

“The fact that we get insulted and mistreated by passengers over things that we cannot control. It is disgusting.”

Following COVID-19 regulations, face masks are now required onboard the plane and during the whole duration of the flight.

“Hungry or not no one should be treated that way,” one user wrote.

Others were concerned with how the flight attendant was being treated by passengers.

“I’m with the flight attendant but I really hope the airline didn’t discipline him for this,” another TikTok user commented.

The passenger who posted the video commented: “I FULLY support the crew and praise the lead attendant for standing up for his staff and what’s right. Customer service is no cake walk under normal conditions, but for some reason the pandemic has made some customers think they can quadruple down on their self appointed entitlement!

“It’s my hope that this video is just the beginning of a ‘movement’ where we in customer service take a stand and demand to be treated with the respect we deserve,” he said.

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'Appalling' Tory MP leads fury as Chris Whitty is harassed in street by 'vile' anti-vaxxer

'Appalling' Tory MP leads fury as Chris Whitty is harassed in street by 'vile' anti-vaxxer

The video, which was shared online by the person who confronted the Chief Medical Officer for England in Oxford, saw Prof Whitty walking down a street as he was being followed and bombarded with questions.

The person filming – who was identified as Geza Tarjanyi – asked: “Hello Chris. Lying to the public again? You don’t represent us, you don’t represent the public.

“Oxford-AstraZeneca right in the centre – what a surprise you’re here.

“Come speak to us Chris, come speak to the public – you’re the expert.”

He then questioned whether Bill Gates is “funding this”.

Prof Whitty refused to reply to his comments and is seen stopping beside a police van to ask if the officers can stop the man following him.

After the video was shared online, many were quick to defend Prof Whitty, with Tory MP Tom Hunt condemning the sick attack.

Speaking to Express.co.uk Mr Hunt said: “I condemn it.

“Clearly any fair-minded person will utterly condemn this sort of harassment.

READ MORE: ‘Never had a day’s fun!’ Chris Whitty slammed on pub calorie count

One person wrote: “This is appalling!

“Not good at all, Chris is just doing his job.”

Someone else simply said: “Not right at all!”

Another person said: “Rather listen to the experts than the conspiracy theorists who get their info from Facebook.”

A third social media user said: “No-one should be harassed in public like that, regardless of your thoughts on his actions during this pandemic.”

Someone else added: “Poor bloke just doing his best.

“It’s his job. Feel for him.”

Another Twitter user said it was “very disturbing”.

A sixth person wrote: “The lack of respect the public has for our scientists is disgusting.

“Reminder that over the Christmas period, Whitty volunteered to treat covid patients, whilst advising the government.

“They are simply doing their jobs, advising the Government.

“If you have an issue, take it up with the Government.”

Even those critical of Professor Whitty and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic lept to his defence.

One person wrote: “I don’t like what he’s done to this country either, but this is vile.”

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TikTok star Bryce Hall moves to San Diego, says he was harassed at SDSU frat party

Hall said the large party ended violently with his hat stolen and his Uber’s car vandalized. SDSU is investigating SAE fraternity, which has a history of misconduct

SAN DIEGO —

CONTENT WARNING: Profanity

Famous TikToker Bryce Hall says he was harassed by members of San Diego State’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Tuesday night, according to social media reports circulating online. 
Hall, with more than 19.9 Million TikTok followers, announced on Twitter that he will sue.
San Diego State’s Student Life and Leadership department told News 8 they are investigating SAE, which is already under investigation for previous alleged violations.
He told his followers on May 10 he recently moved to San Diego from Los Angeles, and later said he was invited by SAE to their fraternity party on Tuesday night, May 11.
Hall and several other friends, including TikToker Tayler Holder, told their social media followers that dozens of fraternity members cornered them after stealing Hall’s hat during the party.
Video evidence from the incident shows a number of young adults maskless and crowding around Hall as someone recording with his phone grabbed Hall’s hat off his head.
According to Instagram reports, Hall and his group drove away from the party and parked at a 7-11 to post about what happened.
TikTok star Bryce Hall moves to San Diego, says he was harassed at SDSU frat party

“Keep in mind, there’s us, and there was literally 47 of them like trying to act like they’re hard,” another friend said during an Instagram story posted by Hall.
“They invited us to their party like little fangirls,” Hall said over the same Instagram story. “And we showed up and then they tried to troll us by taking our hats and then cornering us against our Uber and vandalizing the vehicle.”
There were other posts circulating the incident online, such as Snapchat and TikTok. Some people were reportedly at the party and have an affiliation with SDSU SAE.
“What’s your f**king name bro?” Snapchat user Aj Stefano told the group that was in the car. He then appeared to grab the hat off someone in the backseat who he called ‘Bryce’.
The user, who has the last name Stefano, matches with an Instagram user named aj_stefano. The public Instagram account has photos posted in front of the SDSU SAE house. Stefano did not immediately respond to messages requesting comment.
TikTok star Bryce Hall moves to San Diego, says he was harassed at SDSU frat party

SDSU Student Life and Leadership emailed News 8 Thursday to report it’s investigating the fraternity for the alleged party, which would be a violation of current student organization protocol.
SAE was already under an interim suspension and being investigated for previous alleged misconduct. SAE is also part of SDSU’s Interfraternity Council, which has been under a self-imposed party ban since last summer due to the ongoing pandemic.
Party bans are often referred to as social moratoriums by SDSU and the IFC and restrict parties, events with alcohol and unsanctioned events with other organizations.
If proven by the university, this could lead to consequences ranging from further suspension to even expulsion by the university and the national SAE fraternity.
The official Instagram account for SDSU SAE screenshotted Hall’s tweet about the incident.
“Sorry you didn’t get a bid @brycehall”. A bid is a formal invitation a fraternity extends to a prospective member looking to join the fraternity.
After the original publishing time of the article, SDSU’s SAE chapter put their Instagram on private, restricting public access. This screenshot was taken on Wednesday evening when its stories were public.
SDSU SAE’s Instagram account did not respond to messages requesting comment.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Manager of Communications and Public Relations Johnny Sao emailed a statement to News 8 that said they acknowledge the alleged violations.
“Sigma Alpha Epsilon is aware of an alleged event that may have violated local and/or state public health guidelines. We are in the process of gathering information at this time.”
San Diego State University has been notified of the incident but has not issued a statement yet.
Bryce Hall was not immediately available for comment, according to his agents.
Hall is no stranger to parties. During high case numbers from the coronavirus pandemic, his Los Angeles house parties were so large that Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the decision to cut off power to the so-called Sway House — the rental home of Hall and fellow social media stars Blake Gray, and Noah Beck.
Following his tweets about the SDSU fraternity, Hall released a video detailing more of the incident.
He also called on his followers to post videos of them cursing at the SAE chapter.
This is a developing story and will be updated with comments and information as soon as News 8 is notified.
UPDATE on May 13, 2021, at 7:49 p.m. — This article has been updated to reflect statements from SDSU’s SLL department and the actions taken by SAE’s Instagram page.
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Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén reported being sexually harassed twice

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This post originally appeared on The Texas Tribune: Main Feed

Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén reported being sexually harassed twice