Patrick Hutchinson recalls his experience in the Black Lives Matter protests and discusses his activism for his GQ Men of the Year Humanitarian Award win

‘When Patrick Hutchinson’s photo started to circulate, showing him holding a counter-protester on his shoulder to keep him safe from harm during this past summer’s Black Lives Matter rallies in London, it not only made front-page news

around the world, but showed us all a glimmer of hope. Here, in his own words, the personal trainer and activist describes his memories of the day in detail and the organisation it led him to create’ – GQ