Yesterday was the March for Freedom in central London, following on from the one last month in London and Manchester. As a trade unionist and socialist I have been on many demonstrations in my time but this was the largest I’ve ever seen or participated in, with estimates of around 500,000 seeming very credible. London was completely brought to a standstill.
I met up with fellow Left Lockdown Sceptic supporters to distribute our newly printed “business cards” and generally engage with people on this spectacular sunny day.
I spoke to parents who were concerned about their childrens’ welfare, the authoritarian enforcement of masks and distancing in schools by teachers and the looming threat of the dangerous experimental gene-based injections being shot into kids arms.
I met a young Asian woman who was a Labour voter and found it difficult that her other Labour-supporting, Guardian-reading friends were completely on board with the covid-fascist agenda. She thanked me for the card and said she would pass it on to her friends to help demonstrate that there were socialists opposed to lockdown and medical mandates.
I also met people who already followed the website, including Andy Lambeth who very kindly gave me a copy of his book ‘The King of Zard’, a poetic fairy tale aimed at a younger audience that satirizes the government’s covid response. It’s available for online purchase here.
Various organisations were present, such as the UK Medical Freedom Alliance, the Health Advisory and Recovery Team (HART) group and the Freedom Alliance who are standing candidates in the coming local elections.
The overall atmosphere of the march was more like a festival or free party, bringing disparate groups of people together and uniting under a common theme and platform. I met people who traveled from Essex, Hull, Bristol, Scotland and all over the country. Unfortunately, the proposed rally point of Trafalgar Square was deliberately blocked so their were no speeches, and after many hours of walking through central London the march returned to the starting point at Hyde Park.
Unlike last month’s demonstration, the police played a very low-key role, with only two arrests reported. Whilst the vans of the Territorial Support Group littered the side roads, in practice it was a no-show from these psychopaths until later in the evening when a pseudo-rave broke out on Hyde Park common. Suffice to say the police were put back in their place by the hundreds of young people wanting to actually have a life and enjoy themselves for the first time in nearly a year.
Naturally the lamestream media mostly failed to cover this huge demonstration, and when they did it was denounced as a rally of a few thousand covidiots and Q-Anon conspiracy theorists.
The fake-left have also been all over social media shilling for the bourgeoisie in the last 24 hours and knocking out their usual denunciations of working class people as fascists, idiots, illiterates and, in one instance reminiscent of Monthy Python’s Four Yorkshiremen sketch, not being “poor enough” because they can afford a train ticket into London.
Having said nothing about previous demonstrations when covid cases and deaths were higher than they are now, such as the massive crowds at the Sarah Everard vigil on the 13th March or the Kill the Bill riots in Bristol, the frothing-at-the-mouth virtue-signalling blue heart brigade can barely conceal their contempt for the common people of this country wanting their basic human rights back.
These covid-cultists masquerading as socialists were howling at the prospect of children returning to schools only a few months ago, for example this garbage from Counterfire: “Fully re-opening schools on March 8 is dangerous and risks another increase in infections and deaths, argues David McAllister”. They’ve gone rather quiet on that front now.
In reality, cases and deaths have plummeted because we’ve left the respiratory virus season known as winter. But hey, who needs facts when you have the backing of the bourgeois state? When cowards flinch and traitors sneer, we’ll keep the red flag flying here.