Watch: Violence erupts at St George’s Day rally in central London

Watch as violence breaks out at an event to mark St George’s Day in central London on Tuesday 23 April.

A group of people pushed past Metropolitan Police officers and “violently forced their way through” as the force tried to contain the group within an allocated area near Whitehall.

Footage shows a number of people wearing St George’s flags pushing through a wall of police officers.

In a statement on social media, the Met Police said that they believed people planning to attend the rally included “far-right groups and groups linked to football clubs travelling from elsewhere in the UK”.

“Regrettably officers are already dealing with disorder,” a later statement, shared just after 2pm alongside the video, read.