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One of the men pictured abusing Professor Chris Whitty in a London park claims he was fired from his job as a real estate agent.
Lewis Hughes, 24, was dating his friend Jonathan Chew when they contacted the medical director of St. James’ Park.
Professor Whitty, who looked very uncomfortable in a video of the reunion, was shown trying to escape after the two men laughed and hugged him.
This is meta-level national commentary from Lewis Hughes (Essex-based estate agent travelling home from an anti-Vax march), one of the thugs who attacked Prof Chris Whitty:
“I feel very let down by Boris for him to call me a thug. I actually voted for him as well” pic.twitter.com/i690JLQY34
— Nima 💙 (@DrStrangetwit) June 30, 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the couple “vile thugs” and the incident prompted the doctor to be asked for the same level of protection as ministers.
Hughes, who admitted to drinking, said he was “paying with his work” after the photos went viral.
He apologized for the fuss and explained that he just wanted a selfie to show his mom.
He told The Sun: “He’s quite a shy and shy person and I think that’s why he didn’t say, ‘Get away from me’.”
“If I had said it and noticed what he was feeling, I wouldn’t have hugged him.”
Hughes, of Romford, Essex, said he was “disappointed” with Johnson, who he voted for after being labeled a criminal.
He had been on an anti-Vax march with Chew, also 24, when they met Professor Whitty around 3 p.m. Sunday.
Chew, who told The Sun he suffers from ADHD and autism, told the newspaper, “I don’t think we’ve done anything wrong.
“We watched it and we were like, ‘This is the guy on TV.’
Metropolitan Police said officers were speaking to everyone involved at this point and “the circumstances are still under investigation.”
Johnson tweeted: “I am shocked to see the heinous harassment from Medical Director Chris Whitty.”
He continued: Our hard-working officials should not face this type of bullying on our streets and we will not tolerate it.
As demands for police protection increased, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “The police are also involved effectively and we are also talking to Chris to see what we can do to help them.”