Eight police officers were injured during protests against coronavirus restrictions in London. This was reported by the police of the British capital in the Twitter account.
1/2 – Eight officers were injured as they worked to disperse crowds in Hyde Park this evening.
Missiles including bottles were thrown in small pockets of disorder. Two officers were taken to hospital. Thankfully, they are not believed to be seriously injured.
— Metropolitan Police Events (@MetPoliceEvents) April 24, 2021
The protests took place on Saturday, April 24, in the Hyde Park area. It is specified that two policemen were hospitalized, but they were not seriously injured. Five people have been arrested for various offences, including assaulting police officers, and are now in custody. According to Reuters, several thousand Britons took part in the protest, demanding the immediate cancellation of all coronavirus restrictions.
At the beginning of January 2021, Britain imposed its third national quarantine. The reason for this was the spread of a new strain of coronavirus. In mid-April, some of the restrictions in the kingdom were canceled.