Katie Hopkins was one of thousands of protesters on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, mask wearing and further lockdowns.
The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration will take place this afternoon in a number of major cities around the world and attracted a large crowd in the English capital this afternoon.
In Trafalgar Square, far-right commentator Hopkins posed with fellow supporters, who returned to the UK earlier this week after her deportation from Australia.
Conspiracy theorist David Icke and Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labor leader Jeremy, were also present at the demonstration.
Former apprentice candidate Hopkins had mocked the country’s strict hotel quarantine rules, calling Covid lockdowns the “greatest hoax in human history.”
She did not have to quarantine on her return to Britain on Tuesday because Australia is on the government’s green travel list.
Katie Hopkins was one of thousands of protesters on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, mask wearing and further lockdowns
The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities around the world and attracted a large crowd in the English capital this afternoon
Far-right commentator Hopkins posed with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square, who landed back in the UK earlier this week after her deportation from Australia
Crowds at the demonstration in central London today waved flags and held up signs
Thousands of people descended on Trafalgar Square to protest vaccine passports
Piers Corbyn, Doctor Vernon Coleman and David Icke at the Worldwide Rally For Freedom protest on Saturday on
Protesters gathered in large numbers to protest the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns
Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters with banners conduct demonstration amid the Covid-19 pandemic
A protester at London’s Trafalgar Square rally holds up a sign that reads: ‘We are the lions in a world of sheep’
A number of protesters were wearing hi-vis jackets when they made their plea in London’s Trafalgar Square earlier this afternoon
Hopkins was expelled after he mocked Australia’s strict hotel quarantine rules and called Covid lockdowns the ‘greatest hoax in human history’
How Katie Hopkins became famous on BBC’s The Apprentice to become a media personality
Katie Hopkins is a well-known media personality and commentator in Britain who rose to fame on The Apprentice in 2007 and quickly became an outspoken household name, writing in several newspapers.
The 46-year-old mother of two finished runner-up in the 15th series of British Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, becoming popular with some for her no-nonsense attitude, and loathed by others for her controversial comments.
Known for her controversial views on race, sex, class, obesity and migration, Hopkins has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement and Covid-19 lockdowns in recent months.
She once ran a popular radio show on LBC, but resigned after writing on Twitter that a “final solution” was needed to deal with terrorists. Many thought this was a reference to the Holocaust.
Hopkins also lost a libel case against food blogger Jack Monroe, in which she was seen paying £24,000 in damages after suggesting they were helping to damage a war memorial during a protest in London.
Donald Trump once described her on Twitter as a “respected columnist” in 2015 after supporting the former US president’s claims that parts of London had become so radicalized that people were afraid to visit.
Hopkins was permanently banned from Twitter in June 2020.
Hopkins, who had traveled to Australia to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, is said to have flown business class with Singapore Airlines from Sydney after her visa was torn up and she was fined £536 for allegedly opening her hotel room door without a face mask. answered .
Accompanied by security as she left Heathrow on Tuesday, the 46-year-old told photographers that “it’s nice not to wear a mask anymore” 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 maskless to the workers delivering her food.
Before her flight back to London, she said to her supporters on Instagram: ‘See you tomorrow, my dears. 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 to the country being rationed and all arrivals forced to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine in their city of arrival, along with repeated tests before being admitted.
The state of Sydney and Victoria are also in lockdown with 25 million Australians forced to stay at home in response to outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta strain.
Victoria is extending the lockdown beyond Tuesday’s initial closing date and NSW will be shut down until at least July 30.
“The police officer who checked me in told me that when they knock on my door, I have to wait 30 seconds until I can open the door,” she said, breaking out hysterically.
Hopkins said she was ‘lurking’ to ‘spring’ [the door] open and scare them and do it naked without a face mask.’
After the comments sparked a huge backlash, Channel Seven dropped Hopkins from the show and her visa was canceled.
Home Secretary Karen Andrews said Monday morning: “I had never heard of her and I never want to hear about her again.
“I just thought it was embarrassing, the fact that she was bragging there about violating the quarantine was just appalling,” she told ABC.
“It was a slap in the face to all those Australians who are currently in lockdown and it’s just unacceptable behaviour.”