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16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations

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16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations

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 “we 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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