Thousands of cornavirus conspiracy theorists gather in London: Huge crowd of anti-vaxxers who say pandemic is a ‘New World Order’ HOAX join Jeremy Corbyn’s brother and David Icke in Trafalgar Square
- Huge crowd gathered in front of National Portrait Gallery to protest against government’s Covid restrictions
- Mass demonstration is one of several taking place around the world today as Europe cases continue to surge
- Demonstrators hold signs claiming masks reduce immunity and some likened restrictions to ‘child torture’
Katie Feehan – Mail Online Aug 29, 2020
The ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally started at noon in the capital and calls for an ‘end to Government lies’ and the restoration of all freedoms.
Pictures from the demonstration show a large crowd gathered in the square – none of whom are wearing masks – holding signs that brand the pandemic as a ‘hoax’.
Other signs claimed masks reduce immunity and likened the restrictions to ‘child torture’.
One person held a homemade placard on which he had scrawled ‘no to mandatory vaccines.’
The event is set to march past Downing Street towards the Houses of Parliament where speakers are expected to address the crowd.
A poster advertising the event read: ‘Nothing is more important as time is very short – the Government are voting for a two-year extension of their emergency Covid-19 powers in September 2020.
‘The first six months was a disaster – this must not be allowed to continue! We have to take a stand.’
It lists its priorities as ‘no more lockdowns, no social distancing, no masks. No track and trace, no health passports. No mandatory vaccinations, no ‘new normal’. Restore all human rights that have been violated.’
The poster lists ‘top world class doctors and nurses speaking out with real truth on Covid-19 against GMC constraints’.
Sonia Poulton, who was part of the protest, shared a video to Twitter to urge people to attend.
She said: ‘People are coming today to make their voices heard against mandatory vaccinations, mandatory masks, mandatory anything really. No more lockdowns, no more second wave business’.
It is understood Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers and conspiracy theorist David Icke are both set to make an appearance.
Icke, who is reportedly set to speak at 3pm outside the Houses of Parliament, hit headlines in May after he made controversial unproven claims about the virus on several internet platforms, including one that it is linked to the 5G mobile network.
Both YouTube and Facebook deleted his accounts citing violation of their respective policies in relation to disputing the existence of Covid-19.
In April, Icke landed London Live with a sanction from regulator Ofcom after the outlet aired an interview with the former footballer.
In the interview, Icke aired unsubstantiated theories about the virus and suggested mandatory vaccination would be ‘fascism’.
Ofcom said it was ‘particularly concerned’ by Icke ‘casting doubt on the motives behind official health advice to protect the public from the virus’.
‘These claims went largely unchallenged during the 80-minute interview and were made without the support of any scientific or other evidence.’
The demonstration is one of several taking place around the world under the Unite for Freedom banner.
Berlin police on Saturday disbanded a mass protest in the German capital against coronavirus curbs a few hours after it had begun after marchers failed to heed their orders to keep their distance and wear masks.
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Livestream video from Berlin: