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‘Cat-and-mouse game’ between the police and anti-lockdown protesters

‘Cat-and-mouse game’ between the police and anti-lockdown protesters

Adults, Breaking News, Covid-19, crime, London, News, protest, Uncategorized
Anti-lockdown demonstrators “give the police quite a run around” while 155 of them were arrested. Outside King’s Cross station on 28 November, the Metropolitan police wait for their quarry — anti-lockdown demonstrators. The police are located all over the square. Photo by Mengqi Zhang Piers Corbyn, the core of the anti-lockdown group had called for “a large peaceful educational march in London” 20 days ago. In anticipation, the Met police had warned protesters to “stay at home” and that “any large gatherings in central London will be prohibited by law.” The protest was supposed to start at 12:00pm, however, a massive police deployment replaced the expected large-scale protest demonstrations.  Met officers were attempting to disperse protesters amidst a man holding u
Zika virus and Guillain-Barré syndrome – or how the media is spreading fear in search of headlines

Zika virus and Guillain-Barré syndrome – or how the media is spreading fear in search of headlines

Health, International
Westminster World examines the truth behind the recent media hype surrounding  the Zika virus - in particular its link to a rare neurological condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome. Travellers going to Brazil for the Olympics may have been worried by some of the headlines they have seen recently. 'The other deadly disease lurking in Zika mosquitoes' – The Independent, 6th February 2016 '...growing fears Zika virus is causing the potentially crippling condition' – Daily Mail, 13th February 2016 'Now killer virus paralysing people – after just ONE mosquito bite' – Daily Star, 18th February 2016   From the coverage in the British media, the public would be forgiven for thinking the Zika virus is the second coming of smallpox. Crippling babies, causing paralysis and