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UK: Several arrested in London anti-COVID restrictions protest02:08

UK: Several arrested in London anti-COVID restrictions protest

United Kingdom, London
October 24, 2020 at 18:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several arrests were made during an anti-lockdown rally that saw thousands of people take to the streets of London on Saturday, to protest against restriction measures related to the COVID pandemic.

A few protesters were seen being detained by police in the city's Trafalgar Square.

New rules, banning members from different households from meeting indoors and forcing bars to close, came into force in parts of England and Wales on Friday in a bid to curb the spike in COVID-19 cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UK has recorded over 830,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 44,000 related deaths, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

UK: Several arrested in London anti-COVID restrictions protest02:08
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Several arrests were made during an anti-lockdown rally that saw thousands of people take to the streets of London on Saturday, to protest against restriction measures related to the COVID pandemic.

A few protesters were seen being detained by police in the city's Trafalgar Square.

New rules, banning members from different households from meeting indoors and forcing bars to close, came into force in parts of England and Wales on Friday in a bid to curb the spike in COVID-19 cases.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UK has recorded over 830,000 cases of COVID-19 and over 44,000 related deaths, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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