Police Clash With Anti-Lockdown Demonstrators in London's Hyde Park

Police moved to disperse crowds in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, March 20, as demonstrators gathered to protest coronavirus restrictions despite police warnings.

This video was shared by Paul Brown, who said he captured it as objects were thrown and police ran towards the crowd in Hyde Park.

Police had warned people not to attend the protests as they were in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Police said those who attended and did not comply with requests to disperse may face “fixed penalty notice or arrest.”

Police detained some protesters, according to reports from the scene.

The protests came as 60 MPs joined campaign groups Big Brother Watch and Liberty in signing a letter to the home secretary calling for a change in COVID-19 restrictions to allow protests to take place during lockdown. Credit: Paul Brown Baked Bean Media via Storyful