Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’Sadiq Khan said he had 15 police officers on a team who kept him safe. He said his staff had been offered counselling to deal with 'vitriol' levelled at him. Mayor said he did not want to discourage others from going into politics. But said he was inspired by footballers who had pushed back against racist abuse.
Sadiq Khan speaks out about needing protection because of 'god he worships'
The London Mayor said he was given the confidence to talk about the threats and vitriol he receives for the first time after seeing the response to Marcus Rashford and the England team speaking out about racism.
Sadiq Khan: I need 24 hour security because of my skin colour and the god I worship
London mayor told the Labour Party conference that a team of 15 police officers keep him safe 'around the clock'
Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’
The mayor of London said he had initially rejected protection but was concerned for his family and staff.
Emotional Sadiq Khan opens up on torrent of abuse and threats he receives as London Mayor
The London Mayor spoke movingly about the death threats and abusive messages he receives on a daily basis