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Protests outside home of Johnson's aide Dominic Cummings following allegations he broke lockdown rules

Campaign group Led by Donkeys demands to know why the PM's man is above the law

CAMPAIGNERS protested outside Dominic Cummings’s north London home today following allegations that the senior government aide broke lockdown rules more than once.

Political campaign group Led by Donkeys drove a van displaying a video of PM Boris Johnson’s speech to the country, warning the public to stay at home.

Another protester stood outside his home holding a sign that read: “Why are you above the law?”

Mr Cummings reportedly made two trips to County Durham, where his family lives, despite social restrictions.

Led by Donkeys also put up a separate installation on Westminster Bridge Road on Friday.

Posting a photo of the billboard, which reads “stay alert, government incompetence costs lives,” the group said: “When the PM’s top adviser is criss-crossing the country with coronavirus, it’s definitely time to stay alert.”

The Prime Minister offered his “full support” to his chief adviser after the allegations emerged.

However Tory MPs, including prominent 1922 Committee member Steve Baker, said Mr Cummings “must go.”

Mr Baker told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme: “If he doesn’t resign, we’ll just keep burning through Boris’s political capital at a rate we can ill afford in the midst of this crisis.

“It is very clear that Dominic travelled when everybody else understood Dominic’s slogans to mean ‘stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives’.”

Craig Whittaker, Conservative MP for Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, said Mr Cummings’s position was “untenable.”

He tweeted: “You cannot advise the nation one thing then do the opposite.”

Mr Cummings has denied returning to Durham in April, weeks after his initial time spent self-isolating in the region.

Labour is demanding an investigation into the former Vote Leave campaign co-ordinator’s behaviour.

Shadow policing minister Sarah Jones told Sophy Ridge: “If everybody had decided to break the rules then we wouldn’t have brought this infection rate down.

“And when we heard the Prime Minister, we heard him say ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives’ – he didn't say ‘or drive 260 miles to Durham if you think that’s the right thing to do’.”

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