THOUSANDS of people have gathered for anti-lockdown protests in London today, June 26.
The crowds have marched in the Hyde Park area, Oxford Street, Broadcasting House, Trafalgar Square, and Parliament Square.
— Gillian McKeith (@GillianMcKeith) June 26, 2021
The Home Office has said under current restrictions it is still illegal for people to attend the protests, however, a group of 60 MPs and peers have called for the government to change the law and let the peaceful protests commence.
Police may attempt to disperse activists if they are thought to be breaching restrictions and could arrest non-compliant participants. Isolated clashes between police and protesters, or between rival groups of activists, cannot be ruled out, said Gardaworld.
The protests come as stadiums, shopping centres and theatres are among hundreds of walk-in vaccination sites opening across England this weekend in a bid to boost the number of people getting jabbed over concerns of rising infections- mainly due to the Indian Delta version of the virus.
Among the sports grounds involved are the Newcastle Eagles basketball arena, Watford’s Vicarage Road, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Edgbaston cricket ground.
People who get a vaccine at the Emirates Stadium between now and Monday are being offered a free tour of the stadium as part of their visit.
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