A group of anti-vaccine protesters gathered in London this week in what they say was against “tyranny, genocide, vaccine passports, injecting children”.
The group asked participants to push the traffic light buttons at the same time in an attempt to “bring London to a stand still.”
The group encouraged anti-vaxxers to create “gridlock traffic” between 7am and 10am.
A Facebook post read: “We aim to bring London to a total standstill and remind this government that NOTHING moves or happens in this country unless the people agree to it.
“If we all commit to this project London will be gridlocked, and if needs be we will do it every day, nationwide, until they remember their place.”
However, most pedestrian crossings in London are automated, meaning the buttons have no impact on when traffic stops.
It is only at night that the traffic light button is active., Transport for London told the BBC.
It’s unclear how many people took part, however the Facebook organising group has 3,600 members and traffic in London was unaffected on Monday.
Anti-vaxxers staged more concrete protests last week. Protesters clashed with the Metropolitan Police last Friday (September 3) in an attempt to storm a government building in Canary Wharf.
Chants of “save our children” could be heard as fights between the police and protesters broke out outside the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) headquarters.
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The group claim to be peacefully protesting against Covid vaccinations for children.
This comes as the Royal London Hospital revealed that 80% of Covid patients in intensive care are not vaccinated.
Intensive Care consultant Dr Parjam Zolfaghari told Channel 4: “We’re seeing people with Covid and its complications. The risk of getting any form of side effects from the vaccination is very low but the protection it provides is very very clear”