Thousands of anti-vaccine passport activists march through London

Thousands of anti-vaccine passport activists march through London

  • Demonstrators made their way through the capital yesterday as they waved placards daubed with slogans
  • The crowds did not appear to be adhering to social distancing guidelines and were not wearing face masks
  • Protest comes amid discussions over Covid-status certificates being considered by ministers to open society 
  • Britain’s equalities watchdog has also warned the Government that the ‘vaccine passports’ could be unlawful

Eight officers injured as protesters bombard police with missiles and bottles after thousands of anti-vaccine passport activists march through London, including TV presenter Beverly Turner and Laurence Fox.

TV presenter Beverly Turner and London Mayor candidates Piers Corbyn and Laurence Fox joined thousands of activists in a ‘Unite for Freedom’ protest to demand a ban on vaccine passports.

Demonstrators hurled bottles as officers attempted to disperse the crowds in Hyde Park on Saturday evening, the Metropolitan Police said.

A Met Police spokesman said two officers were taken to hospital after protesters turned violent last night. They added: ‘Eight officers were injured as they worked to disperse crowds in Hyde Park this evening. 

‘Missiles including bottles were thrown in small pockets of disorder. Two officers were taken to hospital. Thankfully, they are not believed to be seriously injured.’

Five people were arrested for offences including assault on police and remain in custody.

Demonstrators made their way through the capital earlier yesterday as they waved banners and placards daubed with a range of slogans including ‘no new normal’ and ‘no health passport’.