Demonstrators occupy London news headquarters with pandemic coverage


A group of demonstrators occupied the entrance to the headquarters of ITV News and Channel 4 News in London, claiming that the media was providing people with false information about vaccines and pandemics.

Police were summoned to an ITN production studio in central London on August 23, according to the report. I met the policeAfter the group “illegally accessed the building”.

Two hours later, the protesters left, police said.

Estimates suggest that there were about 100 people in the group.

They appear to be part of a larger group of protesters in the area.

Less than a mile away, other protesters were gathering outside the Google Building in central London for about an hour. There, police blocked them from entering.

Around 2 pm, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement: Police officers are working to build security and eliminate immigrants. “

An hour and a half later, police said the protesters had left the building.

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During the protest, ITN staff were trapped in the building.

According to ITV, an ITN spokesperson said: This action prevented journalists from conducting interviews. This is what ITN strongly criticizes. “

Few people had a placard in the protest, and it didn’t appear to be organized under a single inclusive organization or message.

Video footage suggests opposition to news coverage on vaccine safety and other aspects of the pandemic.

A livestreamed video from a nearby protest that went to Google, “Anti-health passport rally,Suggests a variety of complaints, including pandemic restrictions, vaccine passports, and in particular how the media reported on vaccines and pandemics in general.

A common theme among the speakers was that the media ignored previous large-scale protests against pandemic restrictions. While small Extinction Rebellion protests were reported, they complained, but their protests are not.

A video disseminated on Twitter showed protesters screaming for abuse when veteran newscaster John Snow broke into the ITN building on Grays Inn Road.

Several times in the past few months, the group has moved away from broader, larger-scale protests against pandemic measures to protest outside media facilities.

Last month, a group of protesters also searched for the broadcast building where BBC News was once headquartered and is now being used to host other broadcasts.

Simon Veazey

Simon Veazey

Freelance reporter

Simon Veazey is a UK-based journalist who has been reporting on the Epoch Times since 2006 on a variety of beats, from detailed coverage of British and European politics to web-based writing of the latest news.