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UK: Police officers march anti-COVID 19 restrictions protesters off Westminster Bridge02:06

UK: Police officers march anti-COVID 19 restrictions protesters off Westminster Bridge

United Kingdom, London
October 25, 2020 at 02:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of police officers formed a line across Westminster Bridge in central London on Saturday in an attempt to remove anti-lockdown protesters from the area after they marched through the city centre earlier in the day.

Several protesters were arrested on the bridge and earlier on the Trafalgar Square. The demonstrators were also heard hurling insults at the officers.

New rules banning members from different households from meeting indoors and forcing bars to close, came into force in parts of England and Wales in a bid to curb the spike in COVID-19 cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UK has recorded 857,043 cases of COVID-19 and 44,835 related deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

UK: Police officers march anti-COVID 19 restrictions protesters off Westminster Bridge02:06
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Dozens of police officers formed a line across Westminster Bridge in central London on Saturday in an attempt to remove anti-lockdown protesters from the area after they marched through the city centre earlier in the day.

Several protesters were arrested on the bridge and earlier on the Trafalgar Square. The demonstrators were also heard hurling insults at the officers.

New rules banning members from different households from meeting indoors and forcing bars to close, came into force in parts of England and Wales in a bid to curb the spike in COVID-19 cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UK has recorded 857,043 cases of COVID-19 and 44,835 related deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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