Videos posted on social media showed thousands of people marching through the streets of the British capital.
At the end of the afternoon, a few hundred were still gathered in central London.
This Saturday, the demonstrators of the "Unite for freedom" march protested against the confinement and against the possible establishment of vaccine passports in order to fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
Despite the restrictions against mass gatherings and provided with banners and signs on which we could read slogans such as “You are controlled”, “No mask, no vaxx, no confinement”, or even “Let's take back our freedom!
The protesters left Hyde Park at 1 pm.
"Today, we are marching for our medical freedom", can we read this Saturday on the Facebook page of Save Our Rights Uk, one of the organizers, who says to "mobilize against any proposal for a vaccine passport or certification of covid status , because they go against medical ethics and our human rights ”.
Health restrictions lifted in London
This march crossed London when the capital began to lift its restrictions.
After more than three months of confinement, non-essential shops, pub and restaurant terraces as well as hairdressers and gyms in England reopened their doors almost two weeks ago.
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In eastern Switzerland, in the small town of Rapperswil-Jona, a demonstration banned by authorities brought together thousands of people protesting against anti-coronavirus restrictions in the country.
Rarely wearing masks, protesters marched, displaying Swiss flags and shouting “Freedom”.
Swiss government accused of using dictatorial powers
According to the police, around 4,000 people demonstrated in peace for this new anti-sanitary restriction rally called by the group called Stiller protest ("Silent protest").
The authorities specified that they had chosen not to disperse the demonstration for fear of excesses, considering that "a strong repression would not have been justifiable under the law".
Protesters accuse the Swiss government of using dictatorial powers to impose restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
This week, the sports facilities and the terraces of bars and restaurants have reopened.
But critics say it takes too long to return to normal life.
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Switzerland, which has 8.6 million inhabitants, has recorded nearly 650,000 cases of coronavirus contamination and nearly 10,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Almost 10% of the population is vaccinated.
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