Protests in London against remaining UK Covid rules

Police officers guard a street in London on Tuesday

Police officers guard a street in London on Tuesday

John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said "These officers are just doing a job, they're somebody's son, daughter they're mums and dads".

Eight police officers were injured yesterday as the anti-lockdown protest in London's Hyde Park turned violent.

The demonstrators marched along several major arteries, including the main shopping district Oxford Street, with videos and photos showing thousands in attendance.

Demonstrators in "pockets of disorder" hurled bottles as officers tried to disperse the crowds on Saturday evening, according to the Metropolitan Police.

He said: "Peaceful protest may well be the cornerstone of democracy - and police officers have a role in facilitating that - but the scenes we saw in Hyde Park yesterday of a thin blue line of courageous and sadly bloodied police officers coming under attack from thugs were anything but peaceful".

"Two officers were taken to hospital". Thankfully, they are not believed to be seriously injured.

In an official statement shared to Twitter, Met Police "strongly advised" people not to attend public demonstrations, "or any large gathering, for the protection of yourself and others".

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Britain began to gradually lift Covid-19 restrictions last month after months of restrictions and a successful mass vaccination campaign.

This month, pubs were allowed to serve customers outdoors and non-essentials shop were allowed to open.

Thousands of people protested today in St.Gallen in eastern Switzerland against measures by the Swiss government to curb the virus.

The protesters view Covid-19 restrictions as unnecessary and a breach of their human rights.

Anti-lockdown protests by hundreds or even thousands have occurred sporadically during the pandemic, often resulting in a small number of arrests.

The documents would record - either on a health service app or a paper certificate - whether someone has had a vaccine, a recent negative coronavirus test or natural immunity, having recovered from Covid-19.

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