Anti-lockdown protesters scuffle with police in London

Protesters marched from Hyde Park to Westminster and police made a number of arrests, the BBC reported.

The capital's police warned they would be staging a "significant policing operation", backed by fixed penalty notices and arrests. Under current coronavirus rules imposed by the government, such protests are illegal.

The demonstration came after a controversial vigil last week following the death of Sarah Everard in south London which resulted in arrests as police enforced COVID and public order laws, attracting criticism for the way some of the mainly female protesters were forcefully detained.