Thousands in London protest lockdowns and social distancing rules

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Speakers criticized government-imposed restrictions as an overreaction to the pandemic that needlessly restricted the public's human rights and freedom of expression.
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Published on September 26, 2020 -  00:59
16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations
Police said 16 people were arrested and nine officers injured during clashesat anti-lockdown demonstrations in central London. Thousands of people massedin Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying signs, flags and placards to takepart in a β€œwe do not consent” rally – with none appearing to wear facecoverings or to social distance. But officers clashed with protesters whenpolice tried to shut the event down because crowds were not complying withsocial-distancing rules.

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