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Anti-mask chaos in Trafalgar Square: conspiracy theorists clash with police


Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with riot police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of the government's coronavirus restrictions.

An army of metropolitan police officers battled angry protesters who opposed coronavirus laws against mass gatherings as they drove down in droves on Nelson's column in central London.

The protesters, who carried placards warning "This is now tyranny" and "Pledgeemia", placed human blockades on officials to prevent them from making arrests before fighting broke out in front of the National Gallery.

The outnumbered officers were pushed back by the crowd who began to cheer and chant "Freedom" while organizers of the "Resist And Act For Freedom" rally sold t-shirts filled with 5G conspiracy theories.

While some protesters made speeches for the legalization of cannabis, hundreds gathered against Boris Johnson's increasingly draconian restrictions on freedom.

Their anger was primarily directed at government regulations forcing people to wear face masks on public transport and indoors while others protested what they might think was a vaccination.

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

One protester held a banner calling for the dismissal of government SAGE advisers, while another declared Covid-19 a "joke". Organizer Kate Shemirani addressed the crowd with great cheers and said, "We are the resistance."

It follows the dispatch of officials by the Metropolitan Police across the capital to enforce new coronavirus restrictions, introduced last Monday, that limit social gatherings from 30 to six people.

Yesterday the force said: “It is important to remember that we are still in the middle of a global pandemic. The changes were put in place to control the spread of the virus, protect everyone, and save lives.

The officers will patrol the public space and also respond to incidents where groups of more than six people gather. We will continue to adopt the Four E approach – we will connect with our communities, explain the rules and what they mean, and encourage people to abide by them. & # 39;

A statement posted on their website added: "Officials have the power to report individuals for fixed charges of £ 100, which doubles for further offenses up to a maximum of £ 3,200."

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters, including conspiracy theorists, clashed with police today at a mass rally in Trafalgar Square organized by opponents of government coronavirus restrictions