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At least 15,000 people crowd Trafalgar Square for a rally against the lockdown


At least 15,000 protesters have come to Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in London as part of an anti-lockdown demonstration.

Participants in the 'We Disagree' rally rallied after a quarter of the UK population was in some form or another banned.

The crowd was urged to abide by coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence at the event will not be tolerated.

Virus conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn, the brother of former Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was spotted in the crowd as was David Icke.

The protest comes just a week after a separate incident in which more than a dozen officers were injured when a "small minority" targeted the police and more than 32 people were arrested.

The protest comes as the second wave of coronavirus continues across the UK:

  • Almost 18 million Britons are now living under tighter coronavirus restrictions after the UK announced a record of 6,874 new cases in the past 24 hours.
  • Scientists advising the government on coronavirus are considering a plan to call on all over 45s to protect themselves to stop the spread of Covid-19.
  • The UK has been warned to expect 100 coronavirus deaths per day within the next three to four weeks.

At least 15,000 protesters have come to Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in London as part of an anti-lockdown demonstration

Participants in the 'We Disagree' rally rallied after a quarter of the UK population was in some form or another banned

Participants in the 'We Disagree' rally rallied after a quarter of the UK population was in some form or another banned

Virus conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn, the brother of former Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was spotted in the crowd

The demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, shouted "We will win" as they waved flags and posters with various slogans.

It is believed to be earlier in the day The police searched a man and confiscated a makeshift shield that he was wearing.

City police said they had been working with organizers all week to remind them of their legal obligations and explain that the events may be in violation of coronavirus regulations.

While protests are exempt from the England rule of six, organizers must provide a risk assessment and adhere to social distancing.

Police said some organizers did, but where they did not, the Met would "increase engagement and encourage attendees to disperse".

They added that enforcement "remains a last resort but will be carried out when necessary".

The crowd was urged to abide by coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence at the event will not be tolerated

The crowd was urged to abide by coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence at the event will not be tolerated

British conspiracy theorist David Icke (right) also attends the “We Do Not Consent” rally organized by Stop New Normal in Trafalgar Square, London, to protest the restrictions on the coronavirus

British conspiracy theorist David Icke (right) also attends the “We Do Not Consent” rally organized by Stop New Normal in Trafalgar Square, London, to protest the restrictions on the coronavirus

Commander Ade Adelekan, who oversees the Met operation, said while the regulations are "very frustrated", a large midday protest could endanger the health of the demonstrators and their contacts.

He said, “I know these regulations are very frustrating, but they are designed to protect everyone from a deadly virus.

"By gathering in large numbers and ignoring social distancing, you are putting your health and the health of your loved ones at risk."

He added: “Last weekend it was very disappointing to see a small minority of protesters targeting violent officials.

About 15 officers were injured in the protest and more than 32 people were arrested during the day.

"I will not tolerate repetition of this behavior this weekend and the officers will react quickly to scenes with violence."

It is believed that 15,000 protesters gathered at the event today. Trafalgar Square can seat 30,000 people at full capacity.

The protest (pictured) comes after it was revealed that nearly 18 million Britons will live under stricter coronavirus restrictions after Britain announced a record of 6,874 new cases in the past 24 hours

The protest (pictured) comes after it was revealed that nearly 18 million Britons will live under stricter coronavirus restrictions after the UK announced a record of 6,874 new cases in the past 24 hours

Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square with placards as they protested the coronavirus lockdown

Thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square with placards as they protested the coronavirus lockdown

It is believed that 15,000 protesters gathered at the event today. Trafalgar Square can seat 30,000 people at full capacity

It is believed that 15,000 protesters gathered at the event today. Trafalgar Square can seat 30,000 people at full capacity

The protest comes after it was revealed that nearly 18 million Britons will live under stricter coronavirus restrictions after Britain announced a record 6,874 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Leeds drinkers indulged one last night before being banned from mingling with other households at home or in pubs, bars, restaurants and parks after midnight as Wigan, Stockport and Blackpool also put draconian measures in place.

Households in the Welsh town of Llanelli are banned from entering each other's homes and gardens after 6pm today. The two largest cities in the country, Cardiff and Swansea, will follow suit in the next 24 hours. Residents are also prohibited from entering or leaving the areas without a "reasonable excuse".

It comes after lockdowns have already been imposed in much of the North East and North West of England.

More than a quarter of the UK will be subject to more severe restrictions, including half of the Welsh population.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there has been "an acceleration in Covid-19 cases across the country, particularly in the northwest and northeast".

At least 15,000 anti-lockdown protesters have crowded Trafalgar Square as a quarter of the UK population is locked in some form

At least 15,000 anti-lockdown protesters have rushed into Trafalgar Square as a quarter of the UK population is locked in some form

The demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, shouted "We will win" as they waved flags and posters with various slogans

The demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, shouted "We will win" as they waved flags and posters with various slogans

The crowd was urged to adhere to coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence at the event will not be tolerated. Earlier in the day, police are believed to have searched a man and confiscated a makeshift shield he was wearing

The crowd was urged to abide by coronavirus restrictions and warned that violence at the event will not be tolerated. Earlier in the day, police are believed to have searched a man and confiscated a makeshift shield he was wearing

Another 6,874 Covid-19 cases were recorded on Friday, meaning the seven-day moving average is 54 percent higher than a week ago. The MailOnline analysis shows that this is the sixth day in a row on which the average has increased compared to the previous week

Another 6,874 Covid-19 cases were recorded on Friday, meaning the seven-day moving average is 54 percent higher than a week ago. The MailOnline analysis shows that this is the sixth day in a row on which the average has increased compared to the previous week

"Working with our science and public health experts and local leaders, we stand ready to take swift and decisive action to reduce virus transmission and protect communities," he said. "I recognize the stress and impact of these additional measures on our daily lives, but we must act together and quickly to fight infection."

Health chiefs are reportedly considering plans to make face masks mandatory in most workplaces to help curb the spread of the virus. Office workers are expected to be exempt from the measures while seated, but must wear a mask in corridors, elevators or common areas.

As cases continue to rise, a surge in cases and hospital admissions has put London on the national watchlist for bans as the capital's R-rate is between 1.2 and 1.5 – the same level as the Northwest, Northeast and of the USA Midlands, all of which have been hit by additional Covid-19 measures.

Who is David Icke? The conspiracy theorist who once claimed he was the Son of God

David Icke is the infamous conspiracy theorist who often makes the headlines for his controversial comments.

Born in 1952, the 68-year-old former professional footballer has written more than 20 books and tried his hand at pandemic and sports reporting once.

In 1991 he appeared on Sir Terry Wogan's TV chat show, declaring himself the Son of God in a now infamous clip that he describes as the "defining moment."

From here he began to write his books and make bold predictions, including that the world would end in 1997.

Other bizarre claims he's made are that the royal family are lizards.

Icke also believes that an interdimensional race of reptilian beings called archons hijacked Earth and prevented humanity from reaching their true potential.

The 68 year old has said that the universe is made up of "vibrational energy" and is made up of an infinite number of dimensions that share the same space, just like television and radio frequencies, and that some people can adjust their consciousness to at other wavelengths.

Most recently, he suggested that the coronavirus is linked to the 5G cellular network, a claim that has never been confirmed by science.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has already called for a ban on mixing people in each other's households and, in an interview with the Prime Minister, claimed that "if you are late, we will be in a northeast, northwest, Birmingham-type situation" . .

Hundreds of students in Manchester were isolated after 127 tested positive for the virus on Birley campus and the Cambridge Halls of Manchester Metropolitan University, as the rate of spread in the city went from 93.2 a week ago to 185.6 per 100,000 increases.

Number 10's panel of experts, SAGE, also warned that the virus reproductive rate could be as high as that for the UK as a whole. This is the advisory panel's highest forecast since it began tracking the disease's growth in June, and is slightly above last week's estimate of 1.1-1.4.

If the R-rate – the number of people each infected patient passes the disease on to – stays above one, the outbreak will continue to rise and cases will continue to rise, putting the risk of local Covid-19 outbreaks out of control advised and become regional and even national problems.

Meanwhile, scientists advising the government on coronavirus are considering a plan to ask everyone over 45 to protect themselves.

It has been suggested that people over 45 were at greater risk for the virus and were more likely to die from it, allowing them to be "segmented" by the rest of the population. The proposal, published in Posts by the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (SAGE), was ultimately rejected because it was considered unlikely.

However, it is still under review and the news about it follows a similar option worked out by officials to target those potentially over-50 with another lockdown.

The minutes of the 48th Meeting of the Wise Scientists on July 23 state: “Although children under 45 are at lower risk from Covid-19, including a lower risk of death, they are nonetheless exposed to some risk and long-term consequences (Consequences ) are not well understood. & # 39;

The document adds: “Around two-thirds of people in the UK live in households with one or more people aged 45 and over. Segmentation based on this age threshold would therefore affect most households. "

The "segmentation" under consideration would have screened people over 45, which at the beginning of the pandemic meant staying at home and avoiding unnecessary contact with others.

The July 16 minutes indicate that there is likely “merit” to segment society by age, particularly “for vulnerable people and those who are likely to have more contact with vulnerable people”.

It goes on: “Data shows that people tend to have more contact with other people their age, but also a significant number of contacts with people who are 20 to 30 years older and younger than themselves (probably mainly contacts between parents and Children). .

"There is also considerable contact between grandparents and children."

The demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, shouted "We will win" as they waved flags and posters with various slogans

The demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, shouted "We will win" as they waved flags and posters with various slogans

A protester spotted in the crowd held a cardboard sign that read: "The ultimate fight against injustice".

A protester spotted in the crowd was holding a cardboard sign that read: "The Ultimate Fight Against Injustice".

At least 15,000 protesters have come to Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in London as part of an anti-lockdown demonstration

At least 15,000 protesters have come to Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in London as part of an anti-lockdown demonstration

The UK's coronavirus R rate could now be up to 1.5, government scientific advisors warned on Friday after spikes across all regions of the country

The UK's coronavirus R rate could now be up to 1.5, government scientific advisors warned on Friday after spikes across all regions of the country

Figures show that children and people under the age of 45 are at a far lower risk of dying from coronavirus than children over the age of 75.

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that only four Covid-19 deaths have been recorded among children aged 1 to 14 in England and Wales, less than 0.01 percent of the total. And 574 were registered among the 15 to 44 year olds, or 0.96 percent of the total.

What are the new restrictions and when do they take effect?

England: Leeds, Stockport, Wigan and Blackpool had the following additional restrictions from midnight.

  • Households are prohibited from mingling with other households in private homes or gardens

Wales: Llanelli will be subject to these restrictions from 6pm today. Cardiff and Swansea will impose the same measures tomorrow at 6 p.m.

  • People cannot enter or leave the restricted areas without a “reasonable excuse”.
  • Residents cannot visit each other's private homes or gardens
  • They are also prohibited from mingling with other households in pubs, bars or restaurants

In comparison, 39,058 people aged 75 and over have died from the virus, which is 65 percent of the total.

The difference led to a scientific article published in Nature in July, which concluded that people aged 80 and over are more than a hundred times more likely to die from the virus than people under 40.

However, despite the gap in death risk, there have been warnings about long Covid or where symptoms will persist after the disease has resolved, which could already affect more than 60,000 people in the UK.

It comes amid warnings that the UK could experience 100 coronavirus deaths a day in three to four weeks, a leading government scientist has claimed.

Professor Graham Medley, a member of the Emergency Scientific Advisory Group (SAGE), said the three-digit number was "inevitable" as the virus remains dangerous to the community.

He came to the figure where a virus mortality rate of one percent was assumed and 10,000 new infections were reported daily.

"Even if (the death rate) is 0.8 percent, which I think would be a huge achievement in terms of treatment, it still means deaths will increase," he told BBC Radio 4.

At the height of the pandemic between April 2 and April 18, the UK was recording more than 800 deaths per day and around 4,000 positive cases per day.

However, testing capacity lagged far behind demand, which meant the vast majority of cases were missed. The Covid Symptom Study app, with 4.2 million contributors, has suggested that up to 100,000 new infections per day have occurred at this point – indicating a 0.8 percent death rate.

The World Health Organization says the death rate from coronavirus is between 0.5 and one percent based on available data.

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