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That's going well! The lockdown protest in Hyde Park

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Feedingthebirds1 Sat 16-May-20 13:31:47

How very disappointing for the organisers grin. Around 40 people attended.

They were hoping for thousands, this seems to suggest that people are accepting of the need for lockdown and therefore prepared to live with the restrictions.

I like the headline to the article. I'm not sure 'descends' is the right word for just 40 people, it implies 'into the hundreds' somehow!

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MoaningMinniee Sat 16-May-20 13:34:36

Only one arrest??

Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 16-May-20 13:35:28

Apparently it's organised by a prominent Britain First member. Shambles.

StoorieHoose Sat 16-May-20 13:37:16

The one on Glasgow Green had about 20 folk with one saying that Irn Bru held the cure for Coronavirus according to Twitter

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LetsGoFlyAKiteee Sat 16-May-20 13:41:15

Assume the posters are all the same for each area but the one for Brighton had about protesting against a mandatory vaccine...there isnt even a vaccine yet!

viques Sat 16-May-20 13:45:34

Blimey. We could probably do better on here. But in a properly organised and naice way.

I therefore propose a rally to protest against deluded people holding rallies to protest about social distancing which is a sensible and reasonable way of restricting the spread of a very real and dangerous virus.

Anyone got a whistle?

I can bring cake and wine and brew.

Feedingthebirds1 Sat 16-May-20 13:49:11

Maybe instead of joining the protest everyone's just gone out for the day.

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Feedingthebirds1 Sat 16-May-20 13:52:05

David Samson, 50, who said he works in finance, told the PA news agency he came because “I never thought I’d see in my generation the suppressing of civil rights” over a “fake virus”.

He's in finance?? I wouldn't trust him with my spare change jar.

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wendywoopywoo222 Sat 16-May-20 13:52:22

The beaches and parks in Bournemouth are very busy.

Flaxmeadow Sat 16-May-20 14:08:19

Yorkshire Live has done some good coverage of this, and some of it is quite funny grin

No one seems to have turned up anywhere grin

Binterested Sat 16-May-20 14:14:24

We just cycled past this. One man called out to a ?Japanese man walking by with a mask on: ‘It’s all a scam mate - you don’t need that’.

Japanese man didn’t break his stride grin

Hoggleludo Sat 16-May-20 14:21:39

The one arrest was Jeremy corbyns brother who shouted that 5g and corona was linked.

LetsGoFlyAKiteee Sat 16-May-20 14:25:46

The whole thing did seem very ambitious...spread it all out in different towns. Probably spent more time on the posters. It's all a bit bizzare!

NotAnotherUserNumber Sat 16-May-20 14:34:24

Didn’t realise Piers Corbyn is insane! Imagine if Jeremy was PM and his brother was spreading this 5G fake virus rubbish. It would be a huge international embarrassment.

TheGreatWave Sat 16-May-20 14:38:06

A local park has been locked to try to stop it, but I would presume numbers were very low, mainly because it takes people effort

FourDecades Sat 16-May-20 14:47:23

Why do these protesters think that the virus is a scam.... how can they explain the people dying?

Jenasaurus Sat 16-May-20 14:50:10

I saw another video with a mixture of protestors and another man was arrested but there seem to be more police and journalists than protestors

Jenasaurus Sat 16-May-20 14:50:56

And a few confused looking people on bike that I think had come for their exercise

bookmum08 Sat 16-May-20 15:04:00

Stoorie I had some Irn Bru yesterday but it was the limited edition xmas ginger version. Does that count?

mencken Sat 16-May-20 15:07:25

scarily Piers Corbyn is the one with the science degree...

but it is a nice day down south. who wants to be in London in weather like this when people are allowed to burn as much fuel as they like driving as far as they like?

ImBritishNotEnglish Sat 16-May-20 15:10:18

Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to go to Hyde park in this weather, wave a few flags?

HeIenaDove Sat 16-May-20 15:37:14

@NotAnotherUserNumber Yes its well known that if you have a sibling you can definately control what they do.

NotAnotherUserNumber Sat 16-May-20 15:42:39

@HelenaDove of course you can’t, but do you really think that certain parts of the press wouldn’t be making an embarrassing fuss if that had happened?

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