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COVID-19: Oxford Street shoppers heckled over face masks as thousands protested against coronavirus rules in London | UK News

Thousands of people have defied social distancing rules to walk the streets of central London – mainly to protest COVID regulations, including face masks and potential vaccine passports.

At least 10,000 protesters marched through the capital on sunny Saturday, according to Sky home affairs correspondent Mark White, who is there.

A march initially supposed to be part of the “Kill Bill“The movement against laws granting greater powers to the police has apparently been usurped by those protesting against coronavirus.

Protesters were seen marching through London
Protesters were seen marching through London

Mark White said: “The vast majority of people here are actually protesting against the rules. COVID, against vaccination, against the rules relating to masks.

“Lots of other concerns about the potential of vaccine passports.”

White added: “A lot of different groups who have come together with many different areas of concern to them, under one general title, they say, of an attempt to preserve their freedoms – and stand up against what they say they are an ongoing effort by the government and authorities to restrict these freedoms. “

People shopping on Oxford Street were greeted with calls from the crowd to “take off your masks” as many protesters carried signs presenting the usual, disproved and scientifically impossible conspiracy theories about vaccines.

Protesters have been seen moving around the capital
The police had asked people not to show up

Ahead of this weekend, the Metropolitan Police issued an open letter to anyone considering a protest.

“MPS urges people not to attend a large gathering, for the protection of yourself and others. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic,” he said.

“Please note that you also risk committing a criminal offense. Within the framework of health protection …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-24 13:57:00