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Massive anti-lockdown protest in London: over 10 people injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three protesters and nine police officers are among them
11:19, 27 September 2020

Anti-quarantine protest in London
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Mass protest against quarantine restrictions due to the Covid-19 took place in London on September 26. It gathered several thousand people in Trafalgar Square, BBC reported.

The protesters did not observe social distance and most of them were without masks, so the police demanded them to leave the square.

Officers removed sound equipment and penned the crowd in Trafalgar Square as water and bottles were thrown at them by demonstrators - with some chanting "pick your side".

Police used batons against protesters, leaving some with visible injuries.

According to the city police, at least three protesters and nine officers were injured, and 16 people were detained.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "The reckless and violent behavior of some protesters has left hard-working police officers injured and put the safety of our city, which is at a critical moment in the fight against this virus, at risk. This is totally unacceptable."

"Violence of this kind towards officers will not be tolerated and perpetrators will feel the full force of the law."

According to Worldometers, since the beginning of the pandemic in the UK, 429, 277 people have got infected with Covid-19, for 41,971 of them the disease turned out to be fatal.

As reported earlier, a protest action took place under the walls of the Chernivtsi regional state administration. Chernivtsi City Council prepared a lawsuit against the government's decision according to which the city was assigned to the "red" quarantine zone. 

Related: Miners' protest in Kryvyi Rih: Mine administration refuses to increase wage

Related: Mass arrests of protesters in Belarus: security Officials use water cannons

 

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