Protesters rally in Belfast against Covid restrictions – .

Protesters rally in Belfast against Covid restrictions – .

Hundreds of people took part in a ‘march for freedom’ in Belfast city center on Saturday to protest against Covid-19 restrictions, virus passports and masks.

en, women and children all joined in the procession with music performed like Redemption Song by Bob Marley and We Don’t Need No Education by Pink Floyd with protesters changing the lyrics to “Hey Boris, leave our quiet children ”.

The marchers, who marched from the city center to the botanical gardens, also opposed vaccinations against Covid-19.

PSNI Superintendent Nigel Henry said police were present at the notified procession near Belfast Town Hall.

“The agents engaged with the people present, including the organizer, in relation to the large volume of people present – some of whom were on the road – to ensure public safety,” he continued.

“Police will continue to monitor the situation this afternoon.

“We will review the images collected and investigate any alleged violations of the Public Procession Act 1998 (NI). “

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The Freedom NI Parade and the Walk from Belfast Town Hall to the Botanic Gardens. Photograph by Declan Roughan / Presseye.

A protester who refused to identify himself said: “We are here for the freedom of the people because we are protesting against the government’s vaccination policy.

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann previously called anti-containment conspiracy theorists “the tin-foil hat squad that fights masks and vaccines and thinks all of this is a huge global plot to suppress freedoms… Everything is bizarre and irresponsible ”.

The rally came as the health ministry reported 1,520 other positive cases of Covid-19.

A new death of a patient who had previously tested positive for the virus has also been reported.

There were 163 Covid patients in the hospital on Saturday morning, including 16 in intensive care.

A total of 2,200,125 vaccines were administered.

Meanwhile, health officials in Northern Ireland have called on people who have yet to receive their first jab to book until next week.

Regional vaccination centers will stop giving the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Saturday, July 31.

There are a number of vaccination centers in Northern Ireland including the SSE Arena, the South Lake Leisure Center in Craigavon ​​and the Omagh Leisure Center.

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