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Tens of thousands of anti lockdown protesters descend on London and demand ‘Matt Hancock’s arrest’

Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protesters march on London in biggest demo yet – with signs demanding ‘arrest Matt Hancock’ after he was caught cheating while preaching Covid rules to the rest of UK

  • Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protestors marched in central London today and called for ‘freedom’
  • They called for freedom and an end to Covid-19 lockdown regulations as they marched down Oxford Street
  • Protestors held placards demanding police ‘arrest Matt Hancock’ after he was caught breaching Covid rules

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Tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protestors marched in central London today calling for freedom and an end to Covid-19 lockdown regulations. 

Maskless anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters were seen marching along Oxford Street in central London on Saturday as they called for the end to all Covid regulations after Freedom Day was delayed from June 21.  

As well as demanding the end to Covid lockdown rules, protestors also brandished placards that demanded police ‘arrest Matt Hancock’ after he was caught breaching Covid safety regulations by kissing his married aide.

The crowds of protestors marched through Oxford Street, Regent Street, Hyde Park and Northumberland Avenue as they held placards reading ‘freedom is not for trade’, ‘no to Covid vaccine’ and ‘no to Covid passport’.

Crowds were seen marching along Oxford Street in central London, many of whom were not wearing face masks, as they called for ‘freedom’ from Covid regulations

Tens of thousands of maskless anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters were seen marching along Oxford Street in central London on Saturday after Freedom Day was delayed from June 21

Tens of thousands of maskless anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters were seen marching along Oxford Street in central London on Saturday after Freedom Day was delayed from June 21

The crowds of protestors marched down Oxford Street (pictured), Regent Street and Northumberland Avenue as they held placards reading 'freedom is not for trade', 'no to Covid vaccine' and 'no to Covid passport'

The crowds of protestors marched down Oxford Street (pictured), Regent Street and Northumberland Avenue as they held placards reading ‘freedom is not for trade’, ‘no to Covid vaccine’ and ‘no to Covid passport’

Drums, whistling and chanting could be heard for some distance around, with people young and old taking part.

One speaker stood on a plinth near Embankment Station and told crowds: ‘We are here to take our freedom back.’

Participant Iain McCausland travelled to London from Devon to attend the rally as he said the Covid lockdown has come at the cost of ‘liberty’.

He said: ‘The main reason I’m here is because I feel this lockdown has come at the cost of our liberty and rights.

‘Our freedom to assemble, our freedom to travel, and work. I’m really quite angry with the Government, so are everyone here.’

MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.

As well as demanding the end to Covid lockdown rules, protestors also brandished placards that demanded police 'arrest Matt Hancock ' after he was caught breaching Covid safety regulations by kissing his married aide

As well as demanding the end to Covid lockdown rules, protestors also brandished placards that demanded police ‘arrest Matt Hancock ‘ after he was caught breaching Covid safety regulations by kissing his married aide

Drums, whistling and chanting could be heard for some distance around, with people young and old taking part. Pictured: Protesters march down Regent Street during anti-lockdown protest on Saturday

Drums, whistling and chanting could be heard for some distance around, with people young and old taking part. Pictured: Protesters march down Regent Street during anti-lockdown protest on Saturday

It comes after three police officers were injured after an anti-lockdown protest turned violent earlier this week and cops were forced to make 14 arrests during demonstrations.

Maskless anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters clasheded with police in central London on Monday as they demonstrate against the delay of Freedom Day by blocking roads and hugging strangers in defiance of Covid rules.

Earlier this week, police confirmed they arrested 14 people who were ‘obstructing’ roads and being ‘hostile to officers’ as they attempted to contain a large group of Covid sceptics in Parliament Square and on Whitehall – on what would have been the day social distancing measures were lifted across the UK.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘We’ve made fourteen arrests while policing a demonstration in Westminster today. Three police officers were injured, thankfully their injuries are not serious.

Maskless protesters brandished a banner that deemed Covid the 'Boris variant' as they took part in an anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park

Maskless protesters brandished a banner that deemed Covid the ‘Boris variant’ as they took part in an anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park

One speaker stood on a plinth near Embankment Station and told crowds: 'We are here to take our freedom back'. Pictured: Protesters marching down Regent Street on Saturday

One speaker stood on a plinth near Embankment Station and told crowds: ‘We are here to take our freedom back’. Pictured: Protesters marching down Regent Street on Saturday

Protesters match down Regent Street, during an anti-lockdown protest in London

Protesters match down Regent Street, during an anti-lockdown protest in London

‘Officers worked hard to minimise disruption to the Westminster community and to keep traffic and public transport moving. 

‘Despite this, several people within the demonstration obstructed roads or became hostile to officers. Our operation will continue into the evening.’ 

Protestors offering ‘free hugs’ and demanding an end to all Covid restrictions held signs reading ‘your obedience is prolonging this nightmare’ and ‘our kids aren’t lab rats’ as they marched through the streets. 

Others held placards reading ‘lockdown is a crime against humanity’, ‘pro liberty’, and ‘no more lockdowns’.  

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