Katie Hopkins joins conspiracy theorist David Icke as thousands pack Trafalgar Square for ‘Freedom Rally’… after she was kicked-out of Australia for mocking its hotel quarantine ahead of Celebrity Big Brother appearance
- The Worldwide Rally For Freedom is taking place in a host of major cities across the globe throughout the day
- It drew thousands of people armed with flags and placards to London’s Trafalgar Square this afternoon
- The campaign has been set up to demonstrate against vaccine passports, wearing masks & further lockdowns
Katie Hopkins was among thousands of campaigners on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, wearing masks and further lockdowns.
The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities across the globe and drew a substantial crowd in the English capital this afternoon.
Posing with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square was far-right commentator Hopkins, who landed back in the UK earlier this week following her deportation from Australia.
Conspiracy theorist David Icke and Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, were also present at the demonstration.
Former Apprentice candidate Hopkins had mocked the country’s strict hotel quarantine rules and called Covid lockdowns the ‘greatest hoax in human history’.
Katie Hopkins was among thousands of campaigners on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, wearing masks and further lockdowns
The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities across the globe and drew a substantial crowd in the English capital this afternoon
Posing with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square was far-right commentator Hopkins, who landed back in the UK earlier this week following her deportation from Australia
Crowds at the demonstration in central London today waved flags and held up placards
Thousands of people descended on Trafalgar Square to protest against vaccine passports
Piers Corbyn, Doctor Vernon Coleman and, David Icke at the Worldwide Rally For Freedom protest on Saturday
Demonstrators gathered in large numbers to stage a protest against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns
Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters holding banners stage a demonstration amid the Covid-19 pandemic
One demonstrator at the rally in London’s Trafalgar Square holds up a placard reading: ‘We’re the lions in a world of sheep’
A number of demonstrators wore hi-vis jackets as they made their case in London’s Trafalgar Square earlier this afternoon
Hopkins was deported after mocking Australia’s strict hotel quarantine rules and calling Covid lockdowns the ‘greatest hoax in human history’
Hopkins, who had travelled to Australia to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, is believed to have flown business class with Singapore Airlines from Sydney after her visa was torn up and she was fined £536 for allegedly answering the door of her hotel room without a facemask.
Accompanied by security as she left Heathrow on Tuesday, the 46-year-old told photographers ‘it’s nice not to wear a mask again’ before getting into a black Mercedes and being driven away.
During her 14-day self-isolation in Australia, Hopkins shared a video on social media in which she ‘joked’ about deliberately breaking Covid rules by opening her door naked and mask-free to the workers who deliver her food.
Ahead of her flight back to London, she told her supporters on Instagram: ‘See you in the morning, my lovelies. You may ‘deport’ the Hopkins, but you cannot silence the truth. We will fight to TAKE BACK our freedoms.’
Australia has enforced strict border closures since the start of the pandemic, with tickets into the country rationed and all arrivals forced to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine in their city of arrival along with repeat testing before being allowed in.
Sydney and Victoria state are also in lockdown with 25 million Australians under stay-at-home orders in response to outbreaks of the highly-infectious Delta strain.
Victoria extend its lockdown beyond the initial Tuesday end date and NSW will be shut down until at least July 30. It is not clear when exactly Victoria will be allowed to resume normal life, with a further announcement due tomorrow.