Tuesday 6 June 2017 2.59pm
I witnessed, and filmed, the shouter for a short while.
A couple of friends and I had spent the evening/afternoon around Borough Market
before moving on to the Cut to watch the football. We were on our way back to Borough High Street
when the incident occurred and were moved by police down to the junction of Borough High St/Tabard St/Great Dover St.
We made our way to the Old School Yard on Long Lane
to take refuge as at the time we thought the suspects were still loose and we couldn't get back north of the river easily.
After leaving the OSY we headed towards Tower Bridge to try and cross the river. When we got to the bottom of Bermondsey St we saw this guy, middle-aged, shouting at anyone that passed about the weak borders, sounding off about immigration and how people like 'us' (we were all white-British) were coming in and destroying his country.
From a distance we did think he might've been one of the suspects but it became clear that he was drunk (or on something stronger) and that very anti-immigration.
My friend has suggested I forward the video on to the police although I'm not sure if worthwhile - he wasn't doing anything wrong apart from being a public nuisance - I just worry that he could be a bit unhinged and may take out his misconceptions on completely innocent people.