'Protect our children!' Anti-vaccine-mandate protesters chant outside Downing Street

Protesters chanted 'protect our children' outside Downing Street in London, at the end of a march against mandatory vaccination for British public health workers. Thousands of protesters joined the protest, which ended outside the street in which the prime minister has his official London home. Workers in the UK's National Health Service (NHS) are required to be vaccinated by April or they could face the sack. The need for a delay between jabs mean the process of firing what could be more than 70,000 (protesters claim it is 100,000) as-yet unvaccinated staff could begin on 3 February. As well as NHS staff, the crowd included supporters concerned about civil liberties, and a number of so-called anti-vaxxers.

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