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Thousands of maskless demonstrators took to the streets of central London to protest against the government’s expanded anti-coronavirus restrictions, sparking clashes with police.
Some in the crowd threw bottles at police, who used their batons against protesters and left some with visible injuries, according to Sky News. Many held placards with anti-lockdown and anti-mask messages, such as “This is Tyranny.” Sky showed images of a man with a bloodied head and said conspiracy theorists had addressed the crowd.
“Sadly, some officers have been injured while engaging with people,” the Metropolitan Policetweeted, saying some of the crowd has moved on to Hyde Park. “We are asking those attending to disperse.”
Crowds in Trafalgar Square have not complied with the conditions of their risk assessment and are putting people in danger of transmitting the virus.
This has voided their risk assessment and we have informed the event organisers they are no longer exempt from the regulations.3:47 PM · Sep 26, 2020
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