SEVERAL police officers were hurt when they ordered thousands of protesters at a central London anti-lockdown demonstration to disperse after they failed to respect social distancing.
Holding signs saying “We Do Not Consent” and “Stuff the Stupid Rules”, thousands of people had gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest against the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
The Metropolitan Police said the protest had to end because demonstrators had failed to socially distance, or wear masks meaning it was no longer exempt from the national rules that limit gatherings to six people.
It comes as the coronavirus death toll hit 41,936 yesterday and the total number of positive Covid-19 cases reached 423,236.
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