5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists today staged a group hug outside London’s Scotland Yard police HQ in an anti-lockdown protest.
Demonstrators were seen holding up signs demanding “No house arrest” in the middle of the coronavirus lockdown.
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Men, women and children were seen waving signs in the air reading “my rights, my free speech, my body.
“No house arrests, no 5G.”
They then embraced in a large group hug outside the police headquarters in the capital – despite government guidelines for people to stay 2m apart at all times to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Others were seen holding up signs protesting against vaccines that could prevent people from catching the virus.
But the protest was soon broken up by police officers, who were forced to pull apart the group for their own safety.
One man was arrested for failing to comply with the direction of a police constable and assault on police. He has been taken into custody.
The group – who were seen snapping photographs and grinning as they flouted the guidelines – were demonstrating about the conspiracy theory surrounding 5G phones.
Conspiracy theorists around the world have been warning about the health risks – with claims that 5G will give you cancer.
In 2018, a story about 5G tests killing hundreds of birds went viral, but was debunked.
And international experts have since ruled 5G phones are completely safe to use and won’t damage your health.
Met Police confirmed they had been called to the “small number of protesters” who had gathered near New Scotland Yard about 11.30am.
They said: “Officers attended and engaged with the protesters and encouraged them to go home. The group subsequently dispersed.
“One man was arrested for failing to comply with the direction of a police constable and assault on police.
“He has been taken into custody.”
Last month, Michael Gove slammed the 5G conspiracy theory as “dangerous nonsense”.
Mr Gove claimed it was vitally important people were “knocking down this rubbish“, and warned spreading it put lives at risk.
He said: “The stories that have gone about that they spread the disease – that’s just nonsense, dangerous nonsense as well.”
His fury was echoed by National Medical Director of NHS England Stephen Powis.
He said: “[It’s] complete and utter rubbish and the worst kind of fake news.
“The reality is that the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to all of us particularly at a time we are asking everybody to stay home.
“I am absolutely disgusted that people would be taking action against the very infrastructure we need to respond to this health emergency.
“It is absolute and utter rubbish and I cannot condemn it in stronger terms than that.”
And scientists have warned thousands could die if the UK comes out of the lockdown too soon.