HUNDREDS of anti-lockdown activists have gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square today, to demand an end to coronavirus restrictions.
Photos of the London event this afternoon report hundreds of protestors pack into Trafalgar Square, with various holding banners against social distancing measures, the mandatory wearing of masks and a coronavirus vaccine. The “Unite for Freedom” demonstration began at noon and calls for an “end to Government lies'” and the restoration of all freedoms.
Protestors view the lockdown rules, introduced to control the spread of COVID-19, as a breach of people’s rights and freedoms.
Photos of the crowd show demonstrators holding signs that read “coronavirus is a hoax” and “no to mandatory vaccines” and “masks are muzzles”.
One person has claimed it is the biggest anti-lockdown demonstration to date.
The large numbers of protestors have filled the area beneath the National Portrait Gallery.
Very few of those attending seem to be wearing face coverings.
A flyer for the event said the protestors would be joined by ‘top professional doctors and nurses speaking out’.
Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, Piers, is also due to make an appearance at the event.
Similar rallies were held in Germany today, but police split up a march attended by some 18,000 coronavirus sceptics in Berlin because they failed to adhere to social distancing practices.
The mass protest against pandemic limitations had been allowed to go ahead after a bitter legal battle.
But it was stopped at about 9 am by a police injunction.
The police said: “The minimum distancing is not being respected by most (of the demonstrators) despite repeated requests.