At the time of writing, I couldn’t find anything on the BBC itself about this.
Maybe they didn’t think it’s important?
BBC studios at Television Centre in West London were targeted by an agitated group of protesters opposing the government’s Covid-19 plans. The crowd attempted to break into the building, causing clashes with police.
The dramatic confrontation at the entrance of the BBC studios was filmed by witnesses at the scene. The footage showed a dozen or so Metropolitan Police officers rushing to stop the demonstrators, who appeared intent on forcing their way in.
Official Voice protesters against vaccine passports and vaccination of children try storming the BBC studios at white city pic.twitter.com/AWN4ZrGHMb
— Willow (@Willow__Bella) August 9, 2021
UK protest against vaccines for the children outside BBC studios. pic.twitter.com/ond4aa5TcA
— News For All Ireland (@NewsForAllIre) August 9, 2021
Tempers ran high as members of the protesting group then stood in a human chain in front of the police, telling fellow protesters to keep in line. The crowd, which quickly grew in numbers, started chanting, “Shame on you!”, but refrained from attempting to get inside again. A handful of children standing behind the crowd joined the chanting.
U.K. Protestors gathering outside the BBC, angry with the tone of reporting and the BBC pushing the agenda of vaccine passports.
The national BBC simply follows the government line, paid by you and directed by them.
— Bernie's Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) August 9, 2021
The chaotic standoff was also filmed by Resistance GB, a lockdown-sceptical group that was livestreaming the protest, and other citizen-journalists.
The Met said it was “aware of a group of demonstrators” outside the BBC studios in Wood Lane, White City.
“There have been no arrests, but officers are in attendance and will continue to monitor the situation,” a police spokesperson said.
The BBC said it would not comment on security issues. Livestream footage from the scene showed people inside the building placing tables next to some of the locked doors, which the protesters took as an attempt to barricade the entrances.
The demonstrators are mistrustful of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic – specifically the introduction of vaccine passports and the vaccination of children.
It’s really getting hot, isn’t it?
What’s going on in Europe right now is clearly the biggest political and social movement since the 1968 movement in France. Nothing else even comes close.
Last year, the Jewish media tried to astroturf George Floyd protests across Europe, and the whole thing was blown all across the American media. Now, a real and organic revolution is taking place, and the American media won’t even comment on it. They won’t even acknowledge its existence.
“The revolution will not be televised,” and so on.
I wish so badly that I could be on the ground for it. It is shocking that no independent journalist is taking up the mantle of Hunter S. Thompson, Thomas Wolf, or even Joan Didion, and going out to witness and attempt to understand the spirit of this revolution.
The closest thing we have to that in the UK is people like David Icke, and Computing Forever in Ireland, but these people are really too involved in the movement as actors to be proper journalists.
It really shows what bottom-sucking scum journalists are. Anyone can make a name for themselves here, to pull themselves out of the drudges of copywriting, power-sucking, race-baiting and (the now so common as to almost subsume the entire industry of journalism) tattletaling.
(Editor’s Note: The only reason I’m not there is that there’s a rumor I denied the Holocaust in Germany, when in fact I confirmed that it has been widely downplayed by Hollywood, and in fact included much worse than simple fake shower-room gas chambers. I’ve been in and out of Schengen since then, and never hassled, but I’ve never made a public spectacle of myself, and am more or less certain that if I started livestreaming on the streets of Paris, Main Cop would make his move. If I wasn’t needed here on the internet, I would gladly risk my freedom to be on the ground in France. Imagine that the West whines about RUSSIA persecuting journalists! -AA)