Antivaxxers bring streets of Newcastle to a halt

Thousands of anti-vaxxers complain of ‘deadly blood clots’ and ‘Doctor Evil and his needle’ as they bring the streets of Newcastle to a halt

  • Several thousand people attended an anti-vaccination protest in Newcastle today
  • Protesters carried banners criticizing proposed potential vaccine passports
  • They also disapproved of the rollout of vaccines for schoolchildren in the UK


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There were scenes in Newcastle city center today as thousands of anti-vaxxers gathered for a demonstration.

Protesters carried signs that read ‘mothers against vaccines’ as crowds gathered on Northumberland Street.

The anti-vaxxers beat drums, played trumpets, and blew whistles as they marched through the city.

Anti-vaxxers took to the streets in Newcastle today to protest measures to prevent the further spread of Covid-19

Anti-vaxxers took to the streets in Newcastle today to protest measures to prevent the further spread of Covid-19

Maskless protesters marched through Newcastle city center carrying banners with anti-vaccination slogans

Maskless protesters marched through Newcastle city center carrying banners with anti-vaccination slogans

Maskless protesters marched through Newcastle city center carrying banners with anti-vaccination slogans

The protesters have promoted messages that are not supported by medical evidence

The protesters have promoted messages that are not supported by medical evidence

The protesters have promoted messages that are not supported by medical evidence

The demonstration, which involved several thousand people, disrupted shoppers and people in the city center for several hours

The demonstration, which involved several thousand people, disrupted shoppers and people in the city center for several hours

The demonstration, which involved several thousand people, disrupted shoppers and people in the city center for several hours

Riot police were on site to ensure that the people in the procession adhered to a pre-arranged route.

Banners carried by the protesters read ‘doctor evil and his needle come for your children’, ‘stop the deadly blood clots’ and ‘mass compliance is the only way to end this nightmare’.

Northumberland Street is usually packed with shoppers on a Saturday afternoon, but today the anti-vaxxers had taken their place.

A nervous girl holding a balloon was pictured struggling to reach the other side of the busy passageway.

Several young women carried homemade banners with anti-vaccination messages

Several young women carried homemade banners with anti-vaccination messages

Several young women carried homemade banners with anti-vaccination messages

A large police presence escorted protesters through Newcastle city centre

A large police presence escorted protesters through Newcastle city centre

A large police presence escorted protesters through Newcastle city centre

The anti-vaxxer mob also objected to any proposed future vaccine passports

The anti-vaxxer mob also objected to any proposed future vaccine passports

The anti-vaxxer mob also objected to any proposed future vaccine passports

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said this morning: ‘There is a scheduled procession expected to start around 1pm from Leazes Park to the Baltic Sea via Claremont Road, Northumberland Street, Dean Street and crossing the Millennium Bridge.

“The procession returns to Leazes Park and follows the same route back. We ask the participants in the procession to follow the planned route to ensure the safety of themselves and others.’

Anti-vaxxers Involved in Today's Demonstration Claimed to Support 'Freedom'

Anti-vaxxers Involved in Today's Demonstration Claimed to Support 'Freedom'

Anti-vaxxers Involved in Today’s Demonstration Claimed to Support ‘Freedom’

The police asked organizers and participants of the demonstration to stick to the approved route

The police asked organizers and participants of the demonstration to stick to the approved route

The police asked organizers and participants of the demonstration to stick to the approved route

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