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More than 60 are arrested as riot police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in London and thousands march against restrictions - while 100 Tory MPs prepare to rebel against Tiers after admission that indoor socialising ban could last until EASTER

  • Riot police have arrested more than 60 anti-lockdown protesters during an angry clash in London today
  • Thousands marched through the capital demonstrating against government coronavirus restrictions 
  • Protesters led by Piers Corbyn chanted 'freedom' and booed police as they cracked down on the demo 
  • Grassroots campaign group met in King's Cross station and marched through Angel to Hyde Park 
  • Public anger with government shutdowns continues to grow as restrictions destroy jobs and livelihoods

Central London descended into anarchy today as riot police arrested more than 60 angry anti-lockdown demonstrators as thousands took to the streets and booed officers while chanting 'shame on you'. 

Dozens of violent anti-lockdown activists clashed with police while thousands more gathered in the capital amid growing discontent with the government's new tier system to be introduced on December 2. 

Up to 100 Tory backbenchers are threatening  to rebel against Boris Johnson's draconian new tier regime next week.

And Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove today tried to quell the uprising by warning MPs that their failure to back No10's policy could lead to every hospital in England being 'overrun' with Covid-19 cases.  

Plans by Conservative backbenchers including 1922 chairman Sir Graham Brady to cast protest votes in Parliament could see the PM forced to rely on Keir Starmer to get the new measures approved. 

Backbench anger has been fuelled by reports that senior officials plan to ban all indoor socialising until Easter, while No10 regards efforts to move areas under Tiers 2 and 3 down to Tier 1 as 'unrealistic'. 

It comes as an extraordinary projection by economic experts reveals that Mr Johnson's decision to impose tougher Covid Tiers on 99 per cent of the country this week will cost the UK a staggering £900million a day. 

Also today, Department for Health figures show that 15,871 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours – down 20 per cent from last Saturday – while another 479 people died, up 40 per cent from last Saturday.  


Source: Daily Mail


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