Following anti-lockdown protests in central London five police officers have been injured and 29 people arrested.
Five officers injured and 29 arrested in anti-lockdown protests: People marched by their hundreds through Oxford and Regent Street on Saturday with police having to disperse crowds several times. Protestors who were not wearing face masks clashed with the police as they chanted “we demand freedom.” The protests came as the Prime Minister announced tougher rules for London and the South East of England due to the new strain of the virus, placing many areas in Tier 4 restrictions.
During the press conference Mr Johnson praised the police for their amazing work and approach to dealing with those who broke the laws. The Met Police later took to social media to Tweet “We arrested 29 people today following demonstrations across the city. Unacceptably five of our officers were injured – thankfully their injuries are not serious.” Many people were arrested near Trafalgar Square, including a gym owner, Andreas Michli, who said he would keep protesting “until we are free” as he was led away by police.
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