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Anti-Lockdown Protester Screams As He Is Arrest By Police In London

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Video footage has emerged of a man screaming loudly as he is arrested by police near Kings Cross in London for protesting against the UK's coronavirus lockdowns.

The slightly bizarre footage shows the man howling and yelling as police restrain him and place him under arrest.

The video journalist who captured the footage reported that he police cited coronavirus regulations before arresting the unnamed man.

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He's one of three men arrested at the small anti-lockdown protest taking place in London today. Police have repeatedly warned people to stay at home, in accordance with the current restrictions.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers have arrested three people for breaching coronavirus restrictions at Kings Cross Station this morning.

"We continue to urge people to stay at home, keep yourself safe and avoid facing any enforcement action."

At least three people have been arrested. Credit: PA
At least three people have been arrested. Credit: PA
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Ahead of the planned demonstration, the police had repeatedly warned that any protesters would be in breach of the coronavirus rules and face fine or arrest if they refused to disperse when asked.

They said: "Protest is not currently a permitted exemption to the prohibition on gatherings under the current coronavirus regulations.

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"Strict regulations have been introduced by the government nationally to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This means that anyone gathering for protest risks enforcement action by officers."

The anti-lockdown protesters had been planning to assemble outside the Central London train station at midday today, but the location was changed by 11am as the police started arresting those who arrived early.

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StandUpX, one of the anti-lockdown groups involved in the protest, told people heading down to keep aware of changes on social media as a result.

They said: "Please ensure you have access to social media throughout the day, as the rally will need to be reactive to circumstances.

"Bring pots, pans, whistles, party horns and anything you can to be heard."

Protesters arrived at Kings Cross Station this morning. Credit: PA
Protesters arrived at Kings Cross Station this morning. Credit: PA
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It's not clear how many people have travelled to the capital today to attend the protest, but previous anti-lockdown demonstrations have drawn numbers in the tens of thousands.

Earlier in the month, police arrested 190 people at a similar protest.

Superintendent Stuart Bell told The Guardian: "This type of behaviour not only breaks the law, it also risks spreading the virus between multiple areas of the country.

"It is for this reason that we urge people not to travel into London and this is also why we will be taking appropriate enforcement action if this happens."

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Topics: UK News, Video, Coronavirus, COVID-19-Negative, London

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