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Covid: Arrests During Anti-Lockdown Protests in London


BBC - Thousands of people have attended anti-lockdown demonstrations in London, after MPs urged the government to allow peaceful protest during lockdown.


Crowds marched from Hyde Park to Westminster, with at least 33 arrests by police, mostly for Covid breaches.

Scotland Yard said the number of people attending Saturday's demonstrations exceeded expectations.



The Home Office said it was still illegal for people to attend protests under the current coronavirus rules.


Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor told the BBC more people than previously expected were at Saturday's protests, but the Met has not given a formal estimate of the number in attendance.



BBC correspondent Marianna Spring, reporting from the anti-lockdown protests, said the atmosphere was "animated" and a number of people appeared to be angry about restrictions on peaceful protest.....READ MORE



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