Tensions were high on Saturday at a rally against coronavirus measures in London, which took place despite a ban on social gatherings above six.
Protesters were seen marching towards and surrounding police officers, while chanting “Choose your side.”
Police were seen pushing back demonstrators.
Organisers of the event say they do not consent with measures of social distancing, obligatory use of masks, mandatory vaccination, use of the tracking and tracing systems, and 5G signals, among others. Many of those involved are members of the far-right and notorious American online Q-Anon cult.
The UK has seen a sharp rise in infection cases in the last days, forcing the government to ban social gathering of more than six people in England, Scotland, and Wales. The “rule of six” applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoors, pubs, restaurants, and other outdoor spaces.
People who don’t follow the rule are subject to fines starting from £100 (€108/$128) up to £3,200 (€3,471/$4,123) for repeat offenders. Copied from page