Thousands of anti-mask protesters descend on London calling for lockdown end hours after capital’s Tier 2 restrictions

THOUSANDS of anti-mask protesters descended on London today calling for “freedom” as the capital entered tougher lockdown rules.

The group marched through Hyde Park and Oxford Street demanding an end to lockdown.

Anti-mask protesters march through London today

They were joined by Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers

The group are calling for an end to lockdown restrictions

Police out in force to keep tensions down today

They held up placards reading “Covid-19 equals control” and “lockdown kills” while shunning protective face masks.

The agitators were flanked by police officers as they made their way through central London.

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers, who was previously fined £10,000 for organising a rally, was also in attendance.

He could be seen shouting into a megaphone with his fist raised in the air.

Many of the group shunned face masks

They held up signs as they marched through the capital

Piers Corbyn throws his fist in the air during the march

The protesters gather in London’s Oxford Street

The group is calling for the end of face masks and want to stop any coronavirus vaccines.

They also held up a huge banner demanding no social distancing measures under the hashtag “Our Movement”.

It came as Londoners woke up in tougher coronavirus restrictions under Tier 2 lockdown rules.

Different households have now been banned from drinking togther inside pubs and meeting in each other’s homes.

A protester beams as he holds a sign up during the march

The protest started in Hyde Park

The new restrictions for one in two Brits ban everything from casual sex to visiting friends or family indoors when they live in separate households

Revellers last night clashed with cops before the new rules came into effect as they packed out streets in the capital.

Other areas moving into Tier 2 include Essex, Elmbridge, Barrow-in-Furness, York, North East Derbyshire, Erewash and Chesterfield.

Lancashire yesterday joined Liverpool on the toughest lockdown measures in Tier 3.

Under the new rules, people are banned from mixing with other households, indoors or outdoors.

Businesses such as leisure centres and bars not serving food must close, but restaurants and schools can stay open.

A Battle of the North is still rumbling on between Boris and Manchester mayor Andy Burnham over placing the city under Tier 3 restrictions.

Boris Johnson is now facing calls from his own MPs for a national “circuit breaker” lockdown.

The group want freedom from coronavirus restrictions

A police officer watches the crowd today

A woman wears a ‘fake news’ t-shirt