Police have arrested more than 60 people after the London protests.
The Metropolitan Police said on Twitter: “Agents have made more than 60 arrests after groups gathered in London today.
“These were for a number of different crimes, including violating the restrictions of the coronavirus.
“We expect this number to increase. We continue to encourage people to go home.”
Police were faced with booing from protesters and chants of “shame on you” when they intervened in the anti-lockdown protest.
Traffic on Regent Street was temporarily blocked when officers tried to handcuff people on the ground in the middle of the road.
Police continued to shackle several protesters as an anti-lockdown protest weaved through the streets of central London.
Officers asked those in a rowdy crowd to go home when the march abruptly changed direction on its way to Oxford Circus.
Police have taken people in handcuffs away from an anti-lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park.
A large crowd of protesters reciting ‘freedom’ left the park at Marble Arch and marched down a road parallel to Oxford Street.
Police officers walked next to the protesters carrying signs saying “stop checking us” and “no more lockdowns”.
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Another 289 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 40,197, NHS England said Saturday.
The patients were all between 27 and 100 years old.
All but 16, aged between 45 and 92, had known all underlying health problems.
The deaths occurred between October 14 and November 27.
Nineteen other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.