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Coronavirus London: Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police


Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March protesters have argued with police over the new coronavirus restrictions in London.

Officials were called to Trafalgar Square, London tonight during a protest against the second national lockdown, as well as the law on the wearing of masks.

Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers, 73, stood below the crowd with a megaphone despite fined £ 10,000 for attending an earlier rally.

Four protesters, one of whom wore a Guy Fawkes mask, were arrested by police near the gates of Charing Cross Station.

Officials were called to Trafalgar Square, London tonight during a protest against the second national lockdown and the law on the wearing of masks

Metropolitan police officers wearing face masks carried a man away from the crowd after they arrested him tonight

Metropolitan police officers wearing face masks carried a man away from the crowd after they arrested him tonight

Police officers arrested a protester who appears to have suffered a head wound in the brawl during the protest in London today

Police officers arrested a protester who appears to have suffered a head wound in the brawl during the protest in London today

Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers, 73, stood below the crowd with a megaphone despite fined £ 10,000 for attending an earlier rally

Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers, 73, stood below the crowd with a megaphone despite fined £ 10,000 for attending an earlier rally

Police vans lined the beach as City of London and Metropolitan Police officers ordered protesters to go home with an officer who yelled at a group, "You are breaking the law."

Police vans lined the beach as officials from the City of London and Metropolitan Police ordered protesters to go home with an officer who called a group: "You are breaking the law."

Several participants in the Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March protests were arrested by police in London this evening

Several participants in the Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March protests were arrested by police in London this evening

Many of the demonstrators carried posters - one of them read: "No more barriers, no more cover-ups, no more masks, no more lies!"

Many of the demonstrators carried posters – one of them read: "No more barriers, no more cover-ups, no more masks, no more lies!"

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square, London today as police officers from the capital tried to get them anywhere

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square, London today as police officers from the capital tried to get them anywhere

Police cars lined the beach when both the City of London and Metropolitan Police ordered protesters to go home with an officer who yelled at a group, "You are breaking the law."

Many of the demonstrators carried posters – one of them read: "No more barriers, no more cover-ups, no more masks, no more lies!"

Other participants filmed officers shouting "freedom" and "take back our country".

An anti-establishment protester was taken away by police on Oxford Street in London tonight during the Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March

An anti-establishment protester was taken away by police on Oxford Street in London tonight during the Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March

That evening, police horses were called to the Lockdown and Million Mask March protests in Trafalgar Square, London

That evening, police horses were called to the Lockdown and Million Mask March protests in Trafalgar Square, London

A protester was kidnapped by police during the anti-lockdown and Million Mask March protests in the capital early evening

A protester was abducted by police this evening during the anti-lockdown and Million Mask March protests in the capital

Some participants covered their faces in Guy Fawkes masks as they ran through the streets of the capital today to protest the bans and use of face masks

Some participants covered their faces in Guy Fawkes masks as they ran through the streets of the capital today to protest the bans and use of face masks

Police arrested a protester tonight during the anti-establishment protest against Million Mask March in Trafalgar Square, London

Police arrested a protester tonight during the anti-establishment protest against Million Mask March in Trafalgar Square, London

Anti-lockdown and Million Mask March protesters argued with police in London when officers arrested one of the detainees

Million Mask March protesters and anti-lockdown protests walked through the capital today amid the coronavirus outbreak

Million Mask March protesters and anti-lockdown protests walked through the capital today amid the coronavirus outbreak

The city police have since condemned the group's action in a tweet that read: “A small group gathered in #TrafalgarSquare to protest tonight.

The officers speak to them and tell them to go home. If not, officials will take enforcement action.

& # 39; We continue to find ourselves in a national health crisis and new tightened restrictions have been put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus.

'This measure is being taken to protect everyone. A police plan stays in place all night. & # 39;

Police officers blocked several streets as they tried to disperse protesters who attended the Million Mask March and anti-lockdown protest in London tonight

Police officers blocked several streets as they tried to disperse protesters who attended the Million Mask March and anti-lockdown protest in London tonight

Four protesters, one of whom wore a Guy Fawkes mask, were arrested by police near the gates of Charing Cross Station

Four protesters, one of whom wore a Guy Fawkes mask, were arrested by police near the gates of Charing Cross Station

One of the protesters sang through a megaphone while another in a Guy Fawkes mask carried a sign that read, "Don't panic, your government is in control."

One of the protesters sang through a megaphone while another in a Guy Fawkes mask carried a sign that read, "Don't panic, your government is in control."

Police officers raided one of the protesters in the capital today after dragging him away from the growing crowd

Police officers raided one of the protesters in the capital today after dragging him away from the growing crowd

Police officers in helmets ran across Trafalgar Square towards protesters for the Million Mask March and the anti-lockdown demonstration

Policemen in helmets ran across Trafalgar Square towards protesters for the Million Mask March and the anti-lockdown demonstration

Paramedics were called to the scene in Trafalgar Square after a man arrested by police sustained a head injury during the fight

Paramedics were called to the scene in Trafalgar Square after a man arrested by police sustained a head injury during the fight

Several million masked march and anti-lockdown protesters were arrested by police in Trafalgar Square, London tonight

Several million masked march and anti-lockdown protesters were arrested by police tonight in Trafalgar Square, London

One of the protesters climbed a railing to wave a flag over the crowds that had gathered in the capital tonight

One of the protesters climbed a railing to wave a flag over the crowds that had gathered in the capital tonight

Several protesters were arrested by officials today during the Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March protest in Trafalgar Square, London

Several protesters were arrested by officials today during the Anti-Lockdown and Million Mask March protest in Trafalgar Square, London

It was later announced that protesters had made their way through the capital while continuing to ignore officials' demands.

The troop said, “A large crowd of protesters is on Oxford Street and continues to gather.

Arrests were made because demonstrators did not follow the officers' instructions.

“We continue to urge people to go home. We remain in a health crisis. & # 39;

England today launched its second national coronavirus lockdown, which is set to last until December 2nd.