“Masks are Muzzles” – Protestors March on BBC Headquarters, Downing Street Against Face Covers

If there was ever something worth rising up over, it would be these masks.

This is a place people should start drawing a line.


Activists took to the streets of London a day after the UK cabinet expanded its guidelines for mandatory face coverings. The demonstration comes amid growing skepticism worldwide over the efficacy of such policies.

A large group of demonstrators assembled in Hyde Park on Saturday, where they listened to speeches denouncing the government’s anti-coronavirus measures. Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was among the speakers.

Carrying placards reading “Stop the new normal, save lives,”“Freedom over fear,” and “Masks are muzzles,” the protesters then marched towards Downing Street, stopping outside BBC headquarters along the way.

Footage from RT’s Ruptly video agency shows a huge crowd, most without masks, filling the streets of the UK capital as they marched toward Downing Street.

One demonstrator who spoke with Ruptly said that he had concerns about mandatory face mask rules.

“I used to be a nurse, a mental health nurse, and one of the things we learnt as mental health nurse students is that it is considered battery to forcibly put something on a person’s body without their consent,” he said.

Face coverings were recently made mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that masks will also be required in museums, cinemas, art galleries, and places of worship starting on August 8. He also pushed back by two weeks the reopening of businesses and venues such as skating rinks, bowling alleys, and casinos.

I’m sure that resistance to masks was read out on the social simulations they ran.

That’s the thing about all of this: they know how everyone is going to respond, because the stimuli they are inputting are so very specific. Forced face masks are a really specific thing. All of the parameters here are very specific.

So they know how many people are going to stand up to the masks, and how other people are going to react to those people.

It’s hard to know how we move forward here, with any move the masses will make already having been mapped out.

Just hold on.

Let me think for a second.