Anti-mask mob muster in huge numbers to demand end to lockdown in London protest

AN ANTI mask mob has gathered in huge numbers in central London today to demand and end to lockdown.

It is the fourth protest in the capital against lockdown, as people call for an a stop to restrictions in the fight against coronavirus.

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Protesters travelled from all over the country as they campaign against the stricter rules.

They were urged to join the protest "against Covid scam and tyranny" in a call to arms on social media.

It comes as it was revealed Brits are growing weary of the curbs on freedoms, with many saying they are willing to break lockdown rules in order to see their loved ones.

Despite polls showing the public is largely behind the restrictions, "intimate" focus groups have reportedly "uncovered hidden truths" about how "fatigued" Britons really feel.

The demonstration today began at noon at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, before a march set off through central London.

Dozens gathered under a banner declaring "we have the power" as part of the Unite for Freedom movement.

Most of the protesters could be seen without masks on and not sticking to social distancing as they stood close together in huge numbers.

Louise Creffield, the founder of Save Our Rights UK, one of the organisations behind the demonstration, said: “We believe that the coronavirus regulations that are in place are not proportionate and appropriate, and are causing more harm than good.

ANTI-LOCKDOWN PROTESTS

“We are very concerned with protecting people’s human rights: right to privacy, family life, bodily autonomy, medical freedoms, and so on. We are not just concerned with lockdowns per se, we are concerned with the infringements with our privacy by having this track and trace everywhere.

“The impact of the actions taken by the government are numerous, so we are not willing to support that, and we are keen to take a stance.”

The Metropolitan Police warned ahead of the protest today if anyone taking part fails to stick to the rules action will be taken.

They are expected to stick to the Rule of Six and keep to social distancing.

An Anti-Donald Trump protest is also taking place in London today, with campaigners, with people unfurling a banner on Westminster Bridge.

The Stop Trump Coalition protest is happening just ten days before the US Presidential election.

Commander Ade Adelekan, Gold Commander for Saturday, said: “As COVID-19 cases rise across the capital, it is vitally important for us all to stick to the regulations which are there to keep everyone safe. Throughout London, we will have officers on hand to respond to reports of breaches but to also engage with communities on the rules.

“I would urge those looking at attending a protest tomorrow that these events may not be exempt from the regulations if the organisers do not comply with the regulations and submit a satisfactory risk assessment. This could result in crowds being dispersed or indeed enforcement action being taken by officers on scene.

“Everybody has a personal responsibility to stick to the regulations and help prevent the transmission of Coronavirus. We will not allow the health of Londoners to be put at risk and officers and we will take action against those groups or individuals who flagrantly and dangerously breach these rules.” 

It comes as England has been under a new tier system for two weeks, and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland begin more severe periods of restrictions.

Wales has today begun a two week "firebreak" of total lockdown to curb the spread of cases.

However there is fresh hope for Christmas normality, as lifting restrictions for two days would only have a "limited impact" on coronavirus spreading, a top expert has said.

Professor Neil Ferguson, the man behind Britain's March lockdown, said one or two days of relaxing lockdown rules wouldn't cause the virus to drastically spread out of control.




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