Anti-vaccine protests cause chaos in south London

Large crowds of protesters have marched through central and south London and blocked traffic as part of a demonstration against vaccine passports.

The Save Our Rights UK group had previously promoted the “medical freedom march”, which would be “standing against mandated vaccines and vaccine passports”.

Pictures and video shared on Twitter showed protesters gathering at Hyde Park on Saturday, with people hiding in PCR test centres as protestors put stickers on the windows saying ‘Save Lives, Stop Living’ and ‘If you fear people breathing then it is you who are ill’.

People could be seen carrying placards and banners saying “no medical dictatorship” and “no vaccine passports”, while smoke flares appeared to have been released in one place.

The Metropolitan Police warned of disruption to traffic and bus services as roads became blocked.

 

 

The force said crowds moved on to Victoria, on to Vauxhall Bridge Road, and through to Kennington. It is understood protesters are heading towards Clapham Common.

Police advised people to avoid the area at the junction of Brixton Road and Acre Lane in the south of the capital, before confirming it had been cleared for traffic.

The protests come as large numbers of Extinction Rebellion protestors are also occupying and marching through central London.

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Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of climate change campaigners Extinction Rebellion, took over Smithfield meat market letting off pink flares and brandishing signs saying “Fish are friends, not food” and stop the “Stop the animal Holocaust”.

At the same time, anti-vaccination activists formed the London Freedom Rally in Hyde Park before marching with drums through south London taking over Brixton and on to Clapham Common.

At the London Freedom Rally, Heritage Party Leader David Kurten told reporters that the Government had taken away freedoms based on scientific predictions not real-life data at the start of the pandemic.

He said: “They are going after our kids with an experimental MRNA vaccine. The number of people against it are only going to grow and grow. The government are only getting more tyrannical, more despotic.”

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