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UK News Police haul away anti-lockdown protestors as they march in Bristol

17:50  14 november  2020
17:50  14 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Anti lockdown protestors march through Bristol city centre today. It comes despite Priti Patel banning demonstrations duration of the second lockdown. Pictured is Bristol today. One woman put on a very animated display as she was escorted away by police in Bristol after she took part in the

Protestors from the Million Mask March and anti - lockdown protest walked through the capital earlier today amid the coronavirus outbreak. Police officers blocked off several streets as they attempted to disperse the protestors who were taking part in the Million Mask March and anti - lockdown protest

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Hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors are marching through Bristol city centre today despite warnings they could face fines for breaking coronavirus restrictions.

The group Stand Up Bristol - which has 2,800 Facebook members - gathered with signs in the city this morning, with at least 14 maskless protestors being arrested by police as tensions bubbled over.

Avon and Somerset police also said that as well as several people being arrested for failing to comply with the directions of officers, one arrest was also made after an officer was assaulted.

Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers was seen being spoken to by a police officer during the protests. The 73-year-old, from Southwark, south London, is a well known climate change denier and also claims the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax.

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Thousands of protesters gather with some shouting at passersby to take off face masks.

The ‘Stop the New Normal’ march was organised by the anti - lockdown activist group Stand Up X and was one of the largest rallies against the government’s coronavirus restrictions since the beginning of the lockdowns in March . The large scale act of civil disobedience followed more restrictions being

The Stand Up Bristol group had previously been told that they faced being issued with fines and possible arrest for being involved in the gathering on the city's College Green.

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The protesters marched in Hyde Park, carrying placards claiming freedom and accusing the government of violating their human rights. Other people in Hyde Park were seen to observe the social distancing guidelines as they took advantage of the good weather to run, cycle and walk.

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It comes despite Priti Patel banning demonstrations duration of the second lockdown which will run until December 2, in line with rules that you can only meet one other person outdoors in a public setting.

Anyone caught participating in a gathering of more than 30 people can be fined £200.

Avon and Somerset police had pleaded with the group earlier this week to cancel the planned march.

The force has asserted it will 'not stand by' this Saturday and Chief Inspector Mark Runacres stressed the health risks, saying he was 'disappointed' the protest was still set to go ahead.

One homemade banner read: 'Fear is the currency of control', while another said 'stand up, take your freedom back'.

Mr Corbyn appeared to have been detained after speaking at the protest where he was urging marchers they will have 'Christmas on our terms'.

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Some peaceful anti -racism protests also took place in London and across the UK. The Met Police had placed restrictions on several groups intending to protest image captionProtesters take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as they march near Marble Arch in Central London.

Crowds of lockdown -weary Brits gathered in London at a ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally to protest the Covid-19 measures, an event quickly dubbed a gathering of “conspiracy loons” for its strong message against restrictions and mandates. People began gathering in London’s Trafalgar Square around noon and

Video shows him being led away by a group of police officers as a man with a mega phone screams 'let him go' and the crowd chants 'shame on you'.

It comes as authorities warned Bristol is at a 'very critical point' as infections continue to rise in the city and surrounding suburbs.

Today Avon and Somerset police said: 'Around 200 protestors are now marching through Bristol city centre. This gathering is unlawful and is putting others at risk.

'Arrests have been made as people have failed to comply with the directions of officers. One arrest has also been made after an officer was assaulted.'

Today in Germany there were also protests and police even fired water cannons at demonstrators in the city of Frankfurt.

It comes after there were wide spread anti-lockdown protests across the UK last weekend, with huge groups descending on Brighton and Liverpool city centres.

Some European cities such as Leipzig in Germany also had trouble with protests.

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