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British minister suspended for manhandling protester

A British minister was suspended on Friday after he was filmed physically removing a climate change protester from a dinner in London.

Mark Field accosted the female activist as she walked towards finance minister Phillip Hammond, pushing her against a column before frogmarching her out of the room.

Prime Minister Theresa May's office said it had suspended the junior Foreign Office minister.

"The prime minister has seen the footage and she found it very concerning," Downing Street said.

AFP Niklas Halle'n

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