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Coronavirus UK: Anti-lockdown protester bursts into tears as police arrest him


Police were booed by anti-lockdown protesters and found themselves chanted in shame as they arrested protesters during an anti-government rally led by Piers Corbyn.

Traffic on Regent Street was temporarily blocked as officers attempted handcuffing people on the ground in the middle of the street while Met police handcuffed protesters as they snaked through central London.

The video posted on Twitter showed a lonely man howling in apparent agony and bursting into tears as he fell to the ground while police arrested him outside King & # 39; s Cross Station.

Tweets posted by Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers suggest that grassroots group Save Our Rights UK titled Unite For Freedom is marching from St Pancras via Angel to Hyde Park.

Officials arrested protesters who sang "Freedom" and carried placards reading "Stop Controlling Us" and "No More Bans" in Marble Arch for allegedly violating coronavirus restrictions.

A protest is not a permissible exception to the ban on gatherings under applicable coronavirus regulations in England and anyone participating in public officials' actions to enforce the risk, the Met Police said in a statement.

Angry protesters have taken to the streets to protest the government shutdown since August when a massive rally of 10,000 people struck Trafalgar Square.

Police were booed by anti-lockdown protesters and found themselves chanted in shame as they arrested protesters during an anti-government rally led by Piers Corbyn

Some gathered outside Kings Cross Station, where an arrest was made, while others joined Piers Corbyn at Speaker & # 39; s Corner

Some gathered outside Kings Cross Station, where an arrest was made, while others joined Piers Corbyn at Speaker & # 39; s Corner

Police officers take a protester away before an anti-lockdown protest at King & # 39; s Cross Station

Police officers take a protester away before an anti-lockdown protest at King & # 39; s Cross Station

A man is carried away by police wearing face masks during an anti-lockdown protest in London

A man is carried away by police wearing face masks during an anti-lockdown protest in London

An anti-lockdown protester holds a sign that reads "What happened to our rights?" In front of King & # 39; s Cross Station in London

An anti-lockdown protester holds a sign that reads "What happened to our rights?" In front of King & # 39; s Cross Station in London

A man is carried away by police wearing face masks during an anti-lockdown protest in London

A man is carried away by police wearing face masks during an anti-lockdown protest in London

Growing numbers of people, including those behind Tory, view lockdowns as oppressive and economically damaging – around 260,000 jobs have already been lost and millions more are expected.

Up to 100 potential Conservative MPs could rebel against Boris Johnson at a Commons showdown next week, which could force the Prime Minister to rely on the Labor Party to approve the restrictions.

Their anger has been fueled by claims by senior officials that it is "unrealistic" to expect areas under the toughest Covid curbs – Levels 2 and 3 – to move down to Level 1 before spring, known as a "virtual lockdown" .

An exceptional forecast from economists shows that Mr Johnson's decision this week to impose tougher Covid tiers on 99 percent of the country will cost the UK a staggering £ 900 million a day.

Analysis by the Center for Economic and Business Research predicts the tiering system will cut UK GDP by 13 percent compared to last December – around £ 20 billion over the month.

The prestigious think tank, which in April estimated the first shutdown would cost £ 2.4 billion a day, based its forecast on the fact that 31 percent of the UK economy would be ranked Tier 3.

Around 68 percent of the economy will enter Tier 2 when the blanket shutdown ends on December 2nd, while only one percent – Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly – will be in the lowest Tier 1.

The CEBR estimates that the daily GDP loss for Level 3 firms is 20 percent, less than a quarter of GDP lost production in April. The loss in Tier 2 is estimated at 10 percent, according to the Telegraph.

Police are holding a man at Oxford Circus during a protest against the lockdown as public anger over the government shutdown rises

Police are holding a man at Oxford Circus during a protest against the lockdown as public anger over the government shutdown rises

Police are holding a woman in Oxford Circus during an anti-lockdown protest as public anger over the government shutdown rises

Police are holding a woman in Oxford Circus during an anti-lockdown protest as public anger over the government shutdown rises

Protesters during an anti-lockdown protest in Oxford Circus, one with a sign that reads "Save our children"

Protesters during an anti-lockdown protest in Oxford Circus, one with a sign that reads "Save our children"

Protesters march through central London as they take part in an anti-lockdown protest against government restrictions

Protesters march through central London as they take part in an anti-lockdown protest against government restrictions

A protester holds a placard that reads “Vaccines shouldn't be mandatory” as public anger over stalemates grows

A protester holds a placard that reads “Vaccines shouldn't be mandatory” as public anger over stalemates grows

Ministers refused to release details of the economic impact of the second shutdown, leading to speculation that no assessment had been made before the Prime Minister "went into action" in November.

The Cabinet won't reveal its economic assessment until the next few days after it was pressured by a growing chorus of Tory backbenches angry at the economic burden of the restrictions.

Fears of economic ruin heightened after Chancellor Rishi Sunak made it clear in last week's Spending Review that Britain had entered the worst recession in 300 years – with GDP falling 11 percent this year, 2.6 Millions of people in the next year and the national debt is expected to rise to £ 2.8 trillion by 2025.

Doug McWilliams, vice chairman of the CEBR, told the newspaper, "My suspicions are that the shutdowns imposed by Whitehall will cause more economic damage than can be medically justified."

Up to 70 Conservative MPs could rebel in parliament next week against the government's new tier system, so Mr Johnson may have to rely on Keir Starmer's support to approve the measures.

Senior officials admitted yesterday evening that indoor socialization will be banned until Easter, adding that it is "unrealistic" to expect areas below level 2 and 3 to drop to level 1 before spring.

In an attempt to quell a troubled Tory back bench, Michael Gove today warned dozens of potential rebels to put Britain's interests first and called on MPs to "take responsibility for difficult decisions" to prevent the spread of Covid- 19 curb.

The Cabinet Secretary called on MPs to "take responsibility for difficult decisions" to contain the spread of Covid-19, amid anger by some Conservatives that much of England will face severe restrictions.

Police officers speak to a protester during an anti-lockdown protest in Oxford Circus as anger against the curbs builds

Police officers speak to a protester during an anti-lockdown protest in Oxford Circus as anger against the curbs builds

An anti-shutdown protester is being carried away by police outside King & # 39; s Cross Station in London today

An anti-shutdown protester is being carried away by police outside King & # 39; s Cross Station in London today

A protester challenges the police today at an anti-lockdown rally outside King & # 39; s Cross Station in central London

A protester challenges the police today at an anti-lockdown rally outside King & # 39; s Cross Station in central London

A total of three people were arrested by city police ahead of a mass shutdown demonstration that is supposed to take place at King & # 39; s Cross Station

A total of three people were arrested by city police ahead of a mass shutdown demonstration that is supposed to take place at King & # 39; s Cross Station

A man is arrested by police during an anti-lockdown protest in King & # 39; s Cross St. Pancras

A man is arrested by police during an anti-lockdown protest in King & # 39; s Cross St. Pancras

Mr Gove wrote in The Times today that the decision to impose the restrictions was necessary to pull the handbrake and avoid the "catastrophe" of NHS hospitals – and the private and newly built Nightingale hospitals – that just did Covid is busy with patients and emergencies.

“Keeping our hospitals open, available, and effective was not only critical to dealing with Covid-19. It was essential to the health of the entire nation, ”argued the minister for the Tory shutdown.

"The only way to make sure we can care for cancer patients, have radiation therapy and chemotherapy, help stroke victims and treat heart attacks is to protect the NHS," he said, adding that this can only be achieved by reducing the spread of the NHS Virus and thus the number of Covid patients in hospitals is limited.

Mr Gove also claimed that reducing infections would save the UK economy, which has been decimated by shutdown restrictions preventing the hotel industry from trading, as well as retail, tourism and air travel.

When official projections warned that national debt could climb to £ 2.8 trillion by 2025, he warned: "Think for a moment what would happen to our economy if we allowed infections to reach such levels our NHS is overwhelmed. "

However, his argument was challenged today by former Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption, who blew up the government's use of "highly selective and biased" data to justify stalemates.

Lord Sumption, last year's BBC Reith Lecturer, told Radio 4's Today program that the tiering system was "unenforceable" and that the public was increasingly unwilling to abide by it.