In pictures: Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters gather in London

Jimmy Nsubuga

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters have gathered in London to demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions.

Many of them were unhappy some of their ‘freedoms’ had been taken away and also called the COVID-19 pandemic a ‘hoax’.

This is despite more than 40,000 people dying in the UK after contracting the virus

Protesters at the ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally, which started at 12pm on Saturday, held various signs defending their stance.

Some of them were also concerned about a possible ‘mandatory’ vaccine for coronavirus and did not want to take it.

The event organisers claimed  ‘top professional doctors and nurses’ would be speaking at the event. 

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, Piers, is due to appear at the protest after previously taking part in similar demonstrations in the capital.

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