Anti-lockdown protest live: Updates as Police and demonstrators clash in central London

Police are clashing with protesters amid a fresh wave of anti-vaccine protests in central London today (Saturday, December 18).

Protesters gathered in Parliament Square from 12pm this afternoon, where they have clashed with police before marching through central London.

Video footage shows police surrounded by jostling protesters at the ‘Freedom Rally’ in Parliament Square.

One video, shared on Twitter in the last hour, shows a group of masked police brandishing their batons as crowds of unmasked, shouting demonstrators converge on them.

A sign which reads: “A Passport is Control Not Freedom” can be seen among various placards and Trump supporter flags in the crowd.

Please follow our live blog below for more updates on this breaking news story.

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