Covid restrictions: Thousands gather for anti-lockdown protests

Thousands of people have marched from Hyde Park to Westminster in London as part of a day of anti-lockdown protests.

The Home Office said it was still illegal for people to attend demonstrations under the current coronavirus rules, but a group of 60 MPs and peers has called on the government to change the law to allow peaceful protest.

The Metropolitan Police said a significant police operation was underway and several arrests had already been made.