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Anti-vaxxers storm headquarters of British broadcaster in London

19:02, 23 August 2021
Anti-vaxxers storm headquarters of British broadcaster in London Photo: Dinendra Haria/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Anti-vaxxers broke into the headquarters of British broadcaster Independent Television News (ITN) in London this morning. The broadcaster produces the daily news and some tv-shows.

Dozens of people were standing around the lobby of ITN headquarters and calling for the television’s bosses to tell the truth about vaccine passports and jabs for children.

The police were trying to push back the crowd from the building while one of the protestors yelled: «They're coming for our children.»

ITN staff were asked to remain in the building or stayed out until the protesters left the building at 3.30 pm.

According to London police, no one was seriously injured during the clash and no one was detained despite the offensive behavior.

The protest was organized by the anti-lockdown group Official Voice.

One of the leaders of the protestors DJ Pat Wilson said after the storming: «We want to make a noise, the right noise. We will see what happens now.»

The opponents of anti-COVID measures often carried out protests in London.

Earlier in the month, the protestors stormed the BBC headquarters. They demanded to lift the COVID restrictions and abolish the introduction of the vaccination passports.

The UK formally invalidated pandemic restrictions back on 19 July. However, the British have to wear masks in transports and follow the 10-days isolation as being infected.