Sickening hard-left activists desecrate war memorial just hours after VE Day: Whitehall tribute to those who died during Second World War is defaced as socialists clash with police during march on Downing Street
Anarchists and hard-line socialists unwilling to accept Thursday's election result protested violently in Whitehall
Dozens of protesters, many of them wearing masks or balaclavas tried to push their way through police lines
Some of the protesters brandished highly offensive banners as they marched towards Downing Street
Protesters chanted 'Get the Tories Out' and 'Tory Scum' as they abused police officers trying to keep the peace
By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
Hard-left activists desecrated a war memorial to the gallant sacrifice of Britons who served during the Second World War as anarchists objecting to Thursday's election result protested outside Downing Street.
A mindless thug daubed 'F*** Tory Scum' in red paint on the memorial in a sickening display of contempt on the 70th anniversary weekend of VE Day.
Hundreds of hard-left activists clashed with police outside Downing Street after a protest against David Cameron's re-election as Prime Minister turned violent.
Hard-left thugs desecrated a memorial to the women of the Second World War who were vital to Britain's efforts of defeating the Nazis
Hard-line socialist activists uwilling to accept Thursday's election result jostled with police outside Downing Street earlier today
Some of the protesters wore masks and balaclavas in a bid to hide their identity from police officers attempting to keep the peace
The demonstrators tried to force their way through barriers amid the angry scenes outside Downing Street and across Whitehall
A group calling itself The People's Assembly planned to meet up in Whitehall at 1pm to protest against Thursday's election result which seen David Cameron returned to office with a clear Commons majority.
The mob chanted 'get the Tories out' as large sections of the city were shut down as a result of the demonstration.
Some of the protesters brandished highly offensive home-made banners proclaiming F*** The Cuts', while others described the Conservative Party as Tory Scum.
A group of the protesters attempted to push their way through barricades, while some smoke bombs were let off.
The Metropolitan Police were forced to deploy officers on horseback and riot police in response to the violent scenes.
The protesters included members of the Socialist Worker Party. Others brandished flags proclaiming membership of hard-left anarchist organisations.
A large police presence met protesters outside Conservative campaign headquarters in Westminster, where David Cameron had issued a rousing speech to party activists little over 24 hours earlier, following the Tories' success at the ballot box.
And in Cardiff, anti-Conservative protesters made their feelings known at a 200-strong rally at the Aneurin Bevan statue on Queen Street.
Protesters threw smoke bombs at police who were forced to respond with officers equipped with riot equipment to counter the violent threat
At least one police officer, pictured, was treated by a colleague at the scene after receiving an injury to his left arm
The Metropolitan Police said that they are no records of any arrests despite the unsavory scenes outside Downing Street
Former pop singer and opera star Charlotte Church was among those taking part.
In London, police said an estimated crowd of 100 people gathered outside Tory HQ before moving on to Downing Street.
On social media, protesters complained they were being 'kettled' by the Metropolitan Police.
Amid the crowd there were some sinister looking men in balaclavas covering up their identity as they jostled with police.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers are still at the scene but there were no reports as of yet of any arrests.
One pair of protesters called for the introduction of proportional representation system in future British general elections
Some of the protesters lay down in the road across from the gates of Downing Street, forcing police to close the road to all traffic
Some of the more sinister elements of the crowd were wearing full balaclavas and dressed in black to avoid being identified at a later stage
As well as riot officers, the police were forced to deploy mounted units in an effort to control the increasingly tense situation
Earlier in the day, the protest was peaceful with demonstrators holding home-made posters and placards complaining about the election result
An injured female police officer was helped by colleagues away from the fray outside the Downing Street gates
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