The Winston Churchill statue in London has been vandalised again by protesters.

The words “is a racist” were sprayed on the statue of the wartime prime minister.

It comes only three months after it was vandalised with similar words during Black Lives Matter protests – forcing it to be boarded up for its own protection.

Today’s graffiti was sprayed during protests by Extinction Rebellion activists in the capital.

Sarah Mintram, a teacher who took part in the action, said: “Now we’ve got your attention. By neglecting to communicate the consequences of a 4C world – war, famine, drought, displacement – the government are failing to protect us.”