Protestors clash with police as shops forced to shut
Anti-vaccination demonstrators in Westfield Shopping Centre. Picture: YouTube
A large demonstration by anti-vaccination protestors took place in Shepherd’s Bush this Saturday evening (29 May).
Several hundred people marched along Askew Road and Goldhawk Road to meet with others from a demonstration that had took place in central London before many of them entered the Westfield Shopping Centre despite police attempts to prevent them entering.
Scuffles occurred between protestors and the police and large numbers entered the busy centre causing shoppers to flee and shops to close up. Flares were set off within the centre.
The police said at around 6.30pm, “The 3rd demo is now at Westfield and is causing significant disruption to the local community and businesses, police are at the location.
“The MPS strongly urge those who are taking part in this demo to go home. Failure to do so may result in enforcement action being taken.”
The protestors carried placards claiming that Covid-19 was a hoax and criticising the BBC. The police set up a cordon around Television Centre in White City even though the BBC has wound down its operations there.
The protestors marching along Askew Road. Picture: Georgina Flint
The crowd started to disperse at around 7pm.
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May 31, 2021