Protesters Descend on Buckingham Palace, Demand Justice for 'Pedophile' Prince Andrew
Child trafficking protest gathered outside royal gates chanting: 'Pedophile! Pedophile!'
Anti-child trafficking protesters gathered outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday, demanding justice for the sex abuse allegations levied against Britain's Prince Andrew.
A huge crowd of demonstrators was seen marching to the palace gates to protest against child exploitation.
Attendees of the demonstration were calling for action regarding Andrew's links to deceased child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
So far, Andrew, The Duke of York, has reportedly refused to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors investigating his former friend Epstein's child trafficking operation.
Protesters were heard chanting “pedophile, pedophile” outside the gates of the palace, in reference to the allegations against Prince Andrew and his friendship with convicted child abuser Epstein.
A post on the event page read:
“The purpose of this walk for change is to bring awareness to the current reality of child exploitation within our own communities and around the world.
"Let’s show our devotion and determination toward protecting these children, our communities most vulnerable, by requesting change and reformation within our government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that justice is brought in such a manner that it will significantly reduce instances of child exploitation while promoting awareness in order to end this ongoing issue.”
In footage later released of the protest, protesters can be seen waving banners with Prince Andrew’s face along with messages condemning his crimes.
Ignoring a protest at Buckingham Palace targeting Prince Andrew's involvement in the Epstein affair but prioritising to undermine that Meghan motivated people to vote tells me all I need to know about corrupt Britain. pic.twitter.com/RkDgvKC1C6— Cerasee Tea🇯🇲 (@blackexcellent_) August 23, 2020
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew has been dodging investigators that want to question him about the accusations made by some of Epstein’s victims.
New York prosecutors have said that the prince has “completely shut the door” on cooperating with authorities.
They are now considering what further legal action can be taken.
Andrew continues to deny any wrongdoing or knowledge of Epstein’s many crimes, despite a growing body of evidence indicating that he was involved.
Manhattan Attorney Geoffrey Berman described the prince as a “co-conspirator.”
“Contrary to Prince Andrew’s very public offer to cooperate with our investigation into Epstein’s co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed via press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation and our office is considering its options,” Berman said, according to the Guardian.
Andrew has previously promised to help investigators with the case but has since removed himself from public life.
The prince has also refused requests for interviews that investigators have sent him.
He has stepped down from his official royal position and is now more than ever the black sheep of the royal family.
After the arrest of alleged Epstein co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, who is also said to be good friends with Andrew, the prince has canceled all of his travels and business trips outside of the UK, likely out of fears that he will be arrested as well.
According to a former member of the Royal guard who worked on Prince Andrew’s security detail, The London Metropolitan Police have destroyed evidence that could have revealed where Prince Andrew was on the night that he is accused of raping a teenager that was being trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell.
The night in question is March 10th, 2001, as well as the morning hours of March 11.
Virginia Roberts says that she was taken to London by Epstein and Maxwell and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew.
Roberts says that she was just 17 years old at the time.