Police arrested five people on Saturday at a protest in London. Eight police officers were also injured.
Police injured and arrests made at anti-lockdown protest in London. Trouble flared at an anit-lockdown protest with demonstrators who are against remaining restrictions and the continued use of face masks.
Thousands of people took to the streets with videos capturing the crowds.
They blocked main arterial roads including Oxford Street, a main shopping area of the city. According to London’s Metropolitan Police, following the street march hundreds gathered later on in Hyde Park where several areas of disorder broke out.
Missiles were thrown at police with the Met saying “Eight officers were injured as they worked to disperse crowds in Hyde Park this evening. Two officers were taken to hospital.
Thankfully, they are not believed to be seriously injured. Five people were arrested for offenses including assault on police and are now in custody.”
The Met warned on Twitter that “Anyone coming into London for a protest must make sure their gathering is lawful, with a risk assessment carried out by the organiser.”