…[T]he court heard from Mr Henry who said he was suddenly confronted by a screaming mob of semi-deranged people as he was on the way to attend a charity lunch.
“It was very threatening, extraordinarily threatening,” he said.
“That’s the huge issue for me. It was very aggressive. A couple of them were screaming at me right in my face, literally just standing there right in my face. So the options were reducing and it felt like it was becoming more and more inflamed.”
Henry said he could not pick out exactly what was being said to him but thought he heard a chant of “mouthpiece of the rich”.
Then as he was shepherded away, he was allegedly attacked.
“From behind, someone spat on me and I was pushed. For me that was the final straw. People have a right to protest and expression is very important and should be upheld. But this was way beyond where people should go,” Henry said.
“The thing I mostly remember was being spat on, which is just such a vile thing to do.”
He told the court he did not want to show the impact the incident had on him. Read more »