In London, anti-containment demonstration and vaccine passports

In London, anti-containment demonstration and vaccine passports

CORONAVIRUS – Thousands of people demonstrated this Saturday, April 24 in the heart of London to protest against the containment, which is gradually being lifted, and against the possible establishment of vaccine passports in order to fight against the epidemic of Covid-19.

By late afternoon, hundreds of participants were still gathered in central London. Earlier today, videos posted on social media showed thousands of people marching through the streets of the capital.

Equipped with banners and panels on which we can read slogans such as “You are controlled”, “No mask, no vaxx, no confinement”, or even “Let’s take back our freedom!”, The demonstrators of the march “Unite for freedom ”(United for Freedom) left at 1:00 pm local time from Hyde Park.

Despite the restrictions on mass gatherings, several different organizations have called on people to demonstrate in small groups against the latest containment measures still in place, as well as against the potential implementation of vaccine passports, being studied by the government.

“Today, we are marching for our medical freedom”, can we read on the Facebook page of Save Our Rights Uk, one of the organizers, who says to “mobilize against any proposal for a vaccine passport or certification of Covid status, because they go against medical ethics and our human rights ”.

“I will survive this pandemic by doing the opposite of what they say,” read the sign that a young woman proudly wears. Others took white umbrellas, on which they painted “No to vax passport”.

During the day, the situation is at times tense with clashes and two police officers injured, according to images on the spot.

This march crosses London when the capital began to lift its restrictions, in the face of the marked improvement in the health situation in the United Kingdom, the country most affected in Europe by the Covid-19 with more than 127,000 deaths, and the progression vaccination.

After more than three months of confinement, non-essential shops, the terraces of pubs and restaurants as well as hairdressers and gyms in England reopened their doors almost two weeks ago, returning the cities to their liveliness.

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