More than 60 detained during anti-lockdown protests in London

More than 60 detained during anti-lockdown protests in London

More than 60 detained during anti-lockdown protests in London

Police in the British capital have detained more than 60 people during a protest against coronavirus restrictions.

“We expect this number to rise. We continue to urge people to go home,” London’s Metropolitan Police wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

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Under current rules, residents in England are only allowed to leave their homes for compelling reasons such as work, shopping or caring for relatives.

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Demonstrations are not one of the permitted exceptions. Participants marched, mostly without observing social distancing or wearing masks, through central London on Sunday.

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The protest came as the British government announced a further 15,871 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Saturday morning. Officials also said that a further 479 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday.

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