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Violence has broken out in central London as anti-lockdown protesters clashed with police amid a giant protest over coronavirus safety measures.
A reported 15,000 descended on Trafalgar Square on Saturday to demonstrate against lockdown measures initiated to help stop the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.
Missiles were thrown at cops, the Mirror reports, and reports of arrests being made have been spread via Twitter after the demonstration turned violent.
In a statement, the Met Police said: "Crowds in Trafalgar Square have not complied with the conditions of their risk assessment and are putting people in danger of transmitting the virus.
"This has voided their risk assessment and we have informed the event organisers they are no longer exempt from the regulations.
"We are now asking those in Trafalgar Square to leave. Officers will be engaging with crowds and informing them of this development.
"By leaving now, you can keep yourself safe and avoid any enforcement action being taken by officers."
However, events turned violent regardless as police clashed with protesters – many of who have claimed that the coronavirus pandemic which has killed thousands around the world is a 'hoax'.
Images from Central London showed one protesters bleeding from the head, and another falling to the ground amid scenes of stand offs with police.
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