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Mon Jul 19, 2021, 08:38 AM Jul 2021

London mayhem as anti-lockdown protestors throw bottles at police on Freedom Day [View all]


Today marks the day where all COVID-19 restrictions across England have ended, despite the rising number of new coronavirus cases. Now, footage shared on social media shows hundreds of people outside Westminster protesting on Freedom Day. The footage sees large groups of unmasked people outside Westminster, with many holding banners reading: "Liberty!"

One person shared a video of a violent clash between police and protestors. They tweeted: "Kicking off - bottles being throw at the police anti lockdown protesters and police fighting back with some punches at parliament square, a good 2000 protesters here and a heavy police presence... "In this heat it’s going to be a long day of clashes."

The Met Police confirmed the protestors have "blocked the road" in Parliament Square. They tweeted: "We are responding to a demonstration in Parliament Square this afternoon. "A group have blocked the road which is causing traffic disruption. "Officers are on scene, speaking with those taking part in the protest and looking to ease congestion as soon as possible."

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