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Anti-Lockdown March in London Draws Thousands

Thousands of people joined an anti-lockdown protest march in London on October 24, the fourth such demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the UK capital .

One of the protest leaders, Louise Creffield of Save Our Rights UK, said that coronavirus measures “are causing more harm than good.” Criticism was also levelled against the National Health Service COVID-19 contact-tracing app, which protesters claim infringes on privacy.

“We are very concerned with protecting people’s human rights: right to privacy, family life, bodily autonomy, medical freedoms, and so on," Creffield told The Guardian.

The NHS has countered those concerns, saying users of the app “are anonymous and the app cannot force them to self-isolate or identify them.”

On Friday evening, the Metropolitan Police urged protesters “to be sensible and comply with regulations designed to keep everyone safe,” or “be subjected to enforcement action in line with the regulations.” Credit: Henry Jones via Storyful