CONCERNS have been raised after an anti-Lockdown protester was injured by Met Police officers during a rally against a second lockdown in Trafalgar Square.
Politicalite photographer Steve Laws was in London to cover the protest and claimed that the protester was knocked over by police and said he had to wait “over an hour for an ambulance.”
Social media went wild with rumours with claims that the unnamed victim had died, that is not the case, but he was sent to hospital after an alleged attack by Boris Johnson’s COVID-19 Storm Trooper cops – just two weeks after Kent Police hospitalised a British Veteran at a protest in Dover.
Met Police said in a statement: “Police are aware of comments circulating on social media suggesting that a man taken unwell at a protest in #TrafalgarSquare yesterday had died.”
1/4 – Police are aware of comments circulating on social media suggesting that a man taken unwell at a protest in #TrafalgarSquare yesterday had died. This is not the case.
Officers attempted to speak with the man after a traffic cone was thrown towards them.
— Metropolitan Police Events (@MetPoliceEvents) September 20, 2020
“This is not the case. Officers attempted to speak with the man after a traffic cone was thrown towards them.”
“The man ran from police but was detained. As he was being arrested, he became unwell.”
“He was taken by the LAS to a south London hospital for treatment and was subsequently released back into police custody.”
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MULTIPLE arrests were made following clashes, as protesters staged a demonstration in central London on Saturday against COVID-19 measures a vaccinations in spite of a ban of social gatherings above six.
According to reports, 32 arrests were made as protesters scuffled with the police. Demonstrators from across the country gathered in Trafalgar Square, where they largely remained peaceful before being dispersed by police.
Protesters held placards and listened to speakers throughout the day. 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 other elements.
One protester said, “I am here today, because I need to protest against this forced vaccination, and the regime that the Tories have brought in place, with the Labour Party, to bring in a medical dictatorship.”
“We are not denying that there is an illness and it is pretty bad. But the chances of getting it, statistics now show it is like 99.4 percent chance of not getting it basically, and also we take risks every day,” added another.
The UK has seen a sharp rise in infection cases in the last few days, forcing the government to ban social gatherings 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.
Politicalite contacted Number Ten – who declined to comment, and The Home Office, but we received no reply at the time of publication.
DISCLAIMER: Politicalite UK does not support unauthorised protests following the Government’s ‘Rule of Six’ law, whilst we agree that the free debate on Vaccinations and Medication should be open, we do not support more extreme Anti-Vaxxer conspiracy theories that can have a devastating impact on the health.