Officers were bombarded with bottles and other items in the park. Two policemen eventually had to go to hospital, but they were not seriously injured, police said. The police finally managed to disperse the crowd with batons.
So sadly ended a day of massive protest. The riots followed a Unite For Freedom march through London in which thousands of Britons gathered to agitate against the announced vaccine passports. They are under fire after a British watchdog said the measure would be illegal, with which The Guardian has turned front page. The vaccination passport could also cause a split in the company.
The demonstrators carried flags and placards with “no new normal” and “no vaccine passport”. They included TV host Beverly Turner and two London mayoral candidates, Piers Corbyn and Laurence Fox.
Protesters did not wear face masks. Some of them are said to have harassed people wearing masks outside during the march, which is mandatory in London.
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