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UK: Arrests made at London anti-lockdown rally02:33

UK: Arrests made at London anti-lockdown rally

United Kingdom, London
November 28, 2020 at 14:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several protesters were arrested by police while attending an anti-lockdown rally in London on Saturday.

Protesters were seen being taken to the ground by several police officers, who were telling others to remain back as the protesters were detained.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his "winter COVID-19 plan" to the House of Commons via video link from London's Downing Street on Monday, confirming the lifting of lockdown restrictions starting on December 2.

He added that from next Wednesday, "people would be able to leave their home for any purpose and meet others in outdoor public spaces in groups subject to the rule of six." Activities such as collective outdoor sports, weddings and religious ceremonies can resume, whilst personal care, gyms, shops and the "wider leisure sector" can also reopen.​

The restrictions were put in place to help stop the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the country, which have seen a rising number of infections since the summer. According to the latest numbers collated by Johns Hopkins university, the United Kingdom has recorded 1,593,250 coronavirus cases, and over 57,000 have died with the virus.

UK: Arrests made at London anti-lockdown rally02:33
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Several protesters were arrested by police while attending an anti-lockdown rally in London on Saturday.

Protesters were seen being taken to the ground by several police officers, who were telling others to remain back as the protesters were detained.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his "winter COVID-19 plan" to the House of Commons via video link from London's Downing Street on Monday, confirming the lifting of lockdown restrictions starting on December 2.

He added that from next Wednesday, "people would be able to leave their home for any purpose and meet others in outdoor public spaces in groups subject to the rule of six." Activities such as collective outdoor sports, weddings and religious ceremonies can resume, whilst personal care, gyms, shops and the "wider leisure sector" can also reopen.​

The restrictions were put in place to help stop the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the country, which have seen a rising number of infections since the summer. According to the latest numbers collated by Johns Hopkins university, the United Kingdom has recorded 1,593,250 coronavirus cases, and over 57,000 have died with the virus.

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