Scores arrested after far-right groups target anti-racism protests in London and Paris

British police officers scuffle with members of far-right groups protesting against a Black Lives Matter demonstration in central London on Saturday.

(CNN)More than 100 people were arrested in London on Saturday after violence broke out as far-right groups targeted anti-racism Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations.

The offenses as of 9 p.m. included violent disorder, assault on officers, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of class A drugs, and drunken disorder, London's Metropolitan Police said in a tweet.
Far-right groups bombarded police with bottles and occasionally scuffled violently with officers as they staged a counter-protest in central London.
    Police also arrested a 28-year-old man after an individual was photographed on Saturday apparently urinating on a memorial to a police officer killed while defending Parliament from a terrorist attack in 2017.
    The man was arrested north of London "on suspicion of outraging public decency," police said.
    Hundreds of mostly middle-aged white men, many shirtless or clutching beers, gathered in Parliament Square, where video showed a small number of right-wing protesters throwing objects at a line of police, some of whom responded with batons.
    The groups, some of them chanting "England" during clashes, said the counter-protest was intended to "protect" statues around Parliament Square, including that of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill.
    UK Home Secretary Priti Patel described the behavior as "thoroughly unacceptable thuggery."
    A can of beer is thrown at police officers as activists from far-right linked groups clash with police on Parliament Street as far-right groups gathered to "protect" statues in London.
    "Any perpetrators of violence or vandalism should expect to face the full force of the law. Violence towards our police officers will not be tolerated. Coronavirus remains a threat to us all. Go home to stop the spread of this virus & save lives," she said.
    In Trafalgar Square, officers formed barriers between BLM and far-right groups, as authorities in the UK capital urged people to stay away from the protests, given the high likelihood of violence.
    The statue of Churchill was boarded up, as were statues of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. One self-declared England fan and soccer hooligan confirmed to CNN last week that there were threats to pull down the Mandela statue.
    The Mayor of London's office said: "The statues of Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela an