Protesters gathered in London earlier today to demonstrate against plans for a COVID-19 pass as part of the Government’s ‘Plan B’ restrictions. MailOnline has more.
Anti Covid pass protestors held up signs comparing Boris Johnson to Adolph Hitler and placards reading “No to exclusion, to checkpoints, to discrimination” during the protests outside Westminster this afternoon.
The passes, which require proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19 are set to become mandatory at clubs and large events from next week.
Demonstrators today called on the government to “Stop Covid passes” as they gathered in Westminster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new Plan B rules on Wednesday amid surging COVID-19 cases after the super-mutant Omicron variant reached the U.K.
The variant already makes up 30% of new Covid cases in London, according to confidential data given to ministers, and Government scientists have warned tougher measures would be needed to avoid overwhelming hospitals.
Demonstrators also gathered outside Manchester City’s Etihad stadium to protest against vaccine safety and COVID-19 passes ahead of the Premier League side’s match at midday.
Protesters drew attention to footballers, including Sergio Aguero, who have collapsed after having the vaccine. There is no evidence the vaccine is related to the high-profile collapses.
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Stop Press: Michael Gove has hinted that further restrictions may be announced shortly. The Telegraph has more.
Stop Press 2: A poll for ORB has found that one third of the public favour a lockdown for the unvaccinated, while over half would support venue owners who refuse entry to unvaccinated people.