Anti-vax anti-lockdown protesters hit the streets to moan about Covid freedoms

ANTI-VACCINATION and anti-lockdown protesters have hit the streets again to moan about Covid-19 freedoms.

Demonstrators were seen carrying signs and chanting in Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh.

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In Brighton, people carried signs that read "All we want for Christmas is our freedom BACK" while in Edinburgh some carried a sign that read "Covid is a hoax, 5G is the killer".

Hundreds gathered in Manchester with signs that read "Our body, our choice, no to restrictions".

The demonstrators were not socially distancing from each other and most were not wearing a face mask.

Piers Corbyn is spoke to crowds in Manchester today.

The 73-year-old conspiracy theorist chanted "freedom, freedom" and said "we are at war with vaccinations".

Police were seen chasing a protester near the Brighton Pier this afternoon.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “While gatherings of more than six people outside are still against the law, Government regulations allow for some outside protest activity to take place if guidelines and regulations are met and safety measures are put in place.

“We have significant experience in policing protests and an appropriate plan will be put in place for Saturday’s event to ensure it takes place safely and peacefully.”  

It comes as a further 314 people died of coronavirus in England, according to today's figures from NHS England.

In Scotland, a further 39 deaths were recorded overnight, bringing the grim tally to 4,101.

Yesterday, coronavirus cases have today risen by 21,672 as the UK's death toll increased by 424.

The figures show a rise in numbers in comparison to yesterday when Britain recorded another 20,964 Covid cases – the largest daily rise in three weeks. 


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