In photos: Pizzagate, Clowns, Bill Gates and Satanic Vaccines – Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

As coronavirus rates continue to spiral upwards across the UK, two small groups of mask-less conspiracy loons decided to take to the streets of London to demand their right to infect people at will.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

The first group of 30 people or so had set up in Whitehall, where a ranting Welsh woman shouted out an incredibly long and incoherent speech while stood next to a bloke dressed – appropriately – in a clown outfit.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

This woman with a cut-out mask offered up a whole smorgasbord of on-trend conspiracy memes.

The Bill Gates one is particularly off the scale in stupidity,

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

The gathering was very small indeed.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

There was a slightly bigger assembly in Leicester Square where some 250 covid deniers/Trump fans/conspiracy afficiandos had gathered.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

No one in the crowd was wearing a mask.

Interestingly for a march that was supposedly all about personal freedom of choice, several protesters took great exception to my personal choice to wear a mask. One even went a far as to suggest he was going to come over and rip mine off.

For a more informed view:  Face masks: what the data say

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

The ‘chipped’ stuff is seriously unhinged, especially when you can just about guarantee they’ll be carrying around a phone that already tracks their every movement.

You can’t help but wonder what a ‘mandatory Satanic vaccine’ might do.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

No idea what this one is about.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

There was even a 5G banner there!

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

Yes, really. Comparing a pub closing early with the tyranny of a fascist Nazi regime.

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

In photos: Covid-19 anti-mask protests, central London, Sat 17th Oct 2020

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