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Paramount
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Sat May 16 12:44:23
The british police arrested peaceful demonstrators. The people simply wants to have freedom. But they are being arrested because of that. Their human rights are being violated. Some of us are still bothered by this sort of news.


Arrests in Hyde Park as lockdown protesters denounce 'fake' virus

Protesters who are angry about the lockdown held up signs with ignorant and incorrect messages about the coronavirus.

Dozens of people have defied social distancing advice to gather at a protest against the coronavirus lockdown in London's Hyde Park.

At least six people were arrested and several fines were issued as police officers, including some on horseback, patrolled the protest.

The crowd had gathered at Speaker's Corner, holding placards with slogans like "anti-vax deserves a voice" and "freedom over fear", with others denouncing social distancing measures as "tyranny".

Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, was led away in handcuffs during the protest after calling the coronavirus pandemic a "pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order", PA news agency reported.

David Sampson, 50, who said he works in finance, told PA that he had attended the protest because he "never thought I'd see in my generation the suppressing of civil rights" over a "fake virus".

He said: "This is nothing compared to what's coming."

Some of those present continued to promote the scientifically impossible conspiracy theory that the pandemic has been caused by the deployment of 5G masts.

The nonsensical disinformation that has been spreading online in recent months has resulted in a number of arson attacks on newly-built masts, prompting NHS England's medical director to dismiss the theories as "rubbish".

Scotland Yard said that as of 2pm on Saturday, six people were arrested in the Hyde Park area.

A separate protest in Southampton saw about a dozen protesters gather on Southampton Common, holding placards saying "stop the lies", "say no to tyranny" and "Fight 4 Freedom".

In Belfast, a crowd of around 20 people gathered in Ormeau Park to denounce Northern Ireland's lockdown measures.

The gathering broke up without incident after an hour.

Social media has also been used to organise the type of protests seen in Hyde Park on Saturday.

Fliers advertising "mass gatherings" held by the so-called UK Freedom Movement were circulating on Facebook and other sites ahead of the weekend - the first since the government eased lockdown measures in England.

Despite the public now being allowed to spend as much time as they like outside, and to travel by car to get to a favourite open space, people are being asked to "think carefully" about visiting parks and beaches.

Anyone who does venture outside must still maintain a two metre distance from people outside their household.

http://new...s-denounce-fake-virus-11989409
Rugian
Member
Sat May 16 12:53:01
"Some of us are still bothered by this sort of news."

Yes, and I'm one of them.

Anything else?
Rugian
Member
Sat May 16 12:54:26
"Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, was led away in handcuffs during the protest after calling the coronavirus pandemic a "pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order", PA news agency reported."

Okay that's hilarious.
Paramount
Member
Sat May 16 13:57:35
” Yes, and I'm one of them.”

Yes, I copied your line.
Rugian
Member
Sat May 16 15:54:54
Yes, I know, which is why I responded.

Is there anything else you have to say, other than to express your inability to differentiate between Chinese authoritarianism and Western liberal democratic values? You communist idiot.
Wikus van der Merwe
Member
Sat May 16 16:11:12
^
self loathing chink got triggered .
Seb
Member
Sat May 16 17:35:40
If only 6 people were arrested and the rest were not, in guessing the 6 arrested were not arrested for "peaceful protest" but for giving the police legally sound grounds for believing that they had committed an offence.

If not, the police will be sued for wrongful arrest.
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