Monday, June 28, 2021

Weekend of lockdown protests in London UK

Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protesters march on London in biggest demo yet - with signs demanding 'arrest Matt Hancock' after he was caught cheating while preaching Covid rules to the rest of UK | Mail Online - Kate Dennett:

June 26, 2021 - "Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protesters marched through central London and towards No10 today.... Anti-lockdown protesters were seen marching along through the capital before descending on Downing Street on Saturday as they called for 'freedom' and the end to all Covid lockdown regulations after Freedom Day was delayed from June 21. 

"As well as demanding the end to lockdown, protesters brandished placards that demanded police 'arrest Matt Hancock' after he was caught breaching Covid safety regulations by kissing his married aide - despite asking the rest of the country to follow the strict restrictions.... The crowds lobbed hundreds of tennis balls with 'not very nice' messages written on them towards the Houses of Parliament before gathering on Downing Street, where they started chanting 'shame on you' and pointing towards Number 10, followed by prolonged booing.

"Tens of thousands of protesters had earlier marched through Oxford Street, Regent Street, Hyde Park and Northumberland Avenue as they held placards reading 'the Boris variant', 'no to Covid vaccine' and 'no to Covid passport'."
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No laughing gas matter! Revellers inflate balloons as tens of thousands dance through London in protest over continued closure of UK's night clubs and music venues | Mail Online - Milly Vincent:

June 27, 2021 - "Tens of thousands turned out to party in protest against the perceived Government disregard for the live music industry during covid, in central London this afternoon. Crowds blocked Regent Street during the FreedomToDance march organised by Save Our Scene, demonstrating against the ongoing covid restrictions that are keeping nightclubs and music venues closed in order to stop the spread of the virus.

"The lively protest saw open-sided trucks rigged with speakers providing a mobile club atmosphere for the punters as they poured out onto the streets without masks to protest against coronavirus restrictions on nightlife. Young protestors were seen puffing on balloons as they walked along in the festival-feel crowd on one of London's busiest shopping streets. Others were seen brandishing signs reading 'let the music play', 'music is medicine' and 'everybody's free to feel good, but not dance'."
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