— David Kurten (@davidkurten) July 19, 2020
Hundreds of anti-mask activists have descended on London’s Hyde Park to protest the wearing of face coverings, which will become mandatory in shops and supermarkets starting Thursday.
Demonstrators raised signs ‘I will not be masked, tested, tracked’ and ‘no mask’ as they gathered for the Keep Britain Free march.
The movement was founded by Simon Dolan, an aviation tycoon worth around £200 million, who earlier this month lost a High Court bid to overturn the government’s lockdown rules.
- One put on a plague doctor mask.
- Another dressed in a vest saying: ‘Save human rights’.
- The protest countered an announcement that masks must be worn in shops and supermarkets from July 24.
- The government toughened its stance on wearing face coverings in public places in England earlier this week.
- It follows similar rules in June for wearing face coverings while traveling on public transport. [Daily Mail]