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Anti-vaxxers try and storm MHRA building as officials make calls on children getting jab

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According to social media they appear to be angered over the non-compulsory rollout of Covid vaccines, which Public Health England say have saved at least 100,000 lives so far

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Crowds of protestors try to storm MHRA building

A large mob has been filmed attempting to storm the office of the UK’s medical regulator in London.

Police were seen clashing with hundreds of demonstrators after surrounding the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) this afternoon.

According to social media, the group appear to be angered over the planned non-compulsory rollout of Covid vaccines, which Public Health England say have saved at least 100,000 lives so far.

The MHRA has approved the Pfizer jab for children aged between 12 and 15, but the government is yet to roll this out for schoolchildren.

Video shows protesters clashing with police outside the regulator’s headquarters in Canary Wharf, in the east of the capital.

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A large crowd has tried to get into the MHRA building in London
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Activists have heatedly heckled officers, shouting “shame on you”.

The Met said on Twitter: “We have officers attending a demonstration outside a commercial building on Cabot Square in Canary Wharf.

“A number of officers are on scene, guarding the entrance to the building.”

Hundreds of demonstrators were filmed clashing with police
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Journalist Alistair Coleman also posted on social media : “The anti-vaccine group who tried to break into the MHRA building at Canary Wharf were closed down rapidly by police who were already in the area for an earlier Extinction Rebellion protest.”

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Earlier today Boris Johnson said the UK needs to “go faster” with the vaccination of 16 to 17-year olds, despite a “strong” uptake within the age group.

Figures show that almost two-thirds of 16 and 17-year-olds in Wales have had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and half of this age group in England and Scotland have been jabbed.

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