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Boris Johnson's car shunted by security vehicle as protesters run into road

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The dented car carrying Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, after it was involved in a collision, in London
REUTERS/Hannah McKay

The dented car carrying Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, after it was involved in a collision, in London REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Police officers detain a protester near the Houses of Parliament, after the departure of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson
REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Police officers detain a protester near the Houses of Parliament, after the departure of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car (in background with dent) as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car (in background with dent) as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

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The dented car carrying Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament, after it was involved in a collision, in London REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car was shunted by a security vehicle outside parliament on Wednesday when Kurdish protesters ran into the road, two Reuters witnesses said.

Johnson's office said no one had been injured.

The vehicle was leaving the parliamentary estate with police outriders when a protester ran into the road, prompting the official car to stop and the following Range Rover to drive into it. Both cars moved off in a matter of seconds.

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Police officers detain a protester near the Houses of Parliament, after the departure of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson
REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Police officers detain a protester near the Houses of Parliament, after the departure of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Police officers detain a protester near the Houses of Parliament, after the departure of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Johnson, who returned to work at the end of April after recovering from a serious COVID-19 infection, had just finished his weekly question session in parliament.

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Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car (in background with dent) as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car (in background with dent) as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

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Police detain a man after he ran in front of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's car (in background with dent) as it left the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

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