Liberty Not Lockdown Movement Grows 

A week is a long time in the politics of rallies. Yesterday a Kill the Bill march in London drew five thousand mostly young protestors against the proposed strengthening of police powers over protestors. A good cause was distorted by the divisive identity politics on display: Black Lives Matter banners, transgender flags and radical Marxist placards supplied by the Socialist Workers Party. On the preceding Saturday (April 24th) a gathering twenty or thirty times bigger marched from Hyde Park to Holborn Viaduct and back in a joyful expression of unity by ordinary people of every class and creed.

Whereas the Unite for Freedom rally was initially ignored by the BBC and other mainstream media, the Kill the Bill demo was widely reported.  Source

Comment:

Click here to  read an excellent article on the growing opposition to lockdown and here to read about the UK media bias showing in the dishonest reporting of anti-lockdown protests.  But will these protests actually win the day – will they cause the Governments of the UK to restore the old normal, return freedom to those who have gone along with the restrictions?   

When viewing the Unite for Freedom march, one poster jumped out at me.  It was addressed to the police, asking the question which I’ve said all along I would ask of any police officer with whom I come into contact these days;  in short, and to paraphrase, you are policing a way of life into existence for your children that, surely, you do not seriously want?  A key question for the people introducing us to the Police State. 

That’s my key thought for the day on the subject – apart from my constant thought for the day, which is that these agents of the Government have no authority to take away my God-given rights.  Share your thought for the day on the subject of “liberty not lockdown” – but keep the heid [tr. keep your  head – stay calm] when allowing your fingers to do the talking on that keyboard. 😀   

UK: Anti-Lockdown Protest Turns Violent – Surprised (It Took So Long) Folks?

Eight police officers have been injured as anti-lockdown protests in central London turned violent.

a close up of a person holding a sign: Anti-lockdown protesters hold a placard at a protest in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)© Dominic Lipinski Anti-lockdown protesters hold a placard at a protest in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Demonstrators hurled bottles as officers attempted to disperse the crowds in Hyde Park on Saturday evening, the Metropolitan Police said.

Photographs posted on social media show a female police officer bleeding from a cut to her head, while another suffered a similar wound on his forehead.

a person holding a sign: An anti-lockdown protester holding a placard at Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
© Provided by PA Media An anti-lockdown protester holding a placard at Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Two officers were taken to hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious, the Met said.

The protests, which also took place on Oxford Street, come almost two weeks after Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were eased.

Five people were arrested for offences including assault on police and remain in custody, the Met said.

John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, tweeted: “These officers are just doing a job, they’re somebody’s son, daughter they’re mums and dads.

“To be targeted in the way they are says a lot about the society we’ve become.

“I will continue to do my best to support them but I need Government to do more, much more.”

Demonstrators held banners with messages such as: “Covid-19 Vaccine Holocaust”, and: “No To Vaccine Passports.”

Another banner read: “You don’t need proof to know truth.”

a group of people standing in front of a crowd holding a sign: People at an anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
© Provided by PA Media People at an anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Earlier in the day, the Met said a 38-year-old man was arrested near Embankment on suspicion of a public order offence, while a 37-year-old man was arrested near Trafalgar Square on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and a public order offence.

The force said both men had been taken into custody as inquiries continue.

Shoppers flocked to high streets and drinkers downed pints as coronavirus restrictions were lifted in England on April 12.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the nation to “behave responsibly” as indoor gyms, swimming pools, nail salons and zoos welcomed customers back.

a man holding a sign: A protester in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
© Provided by PA Media A protester in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A Government review into “Covid status certification” said they could “potentially play a role” in settings such as theatres, nightclubs and mass events, and might also be used in pubs and restaurants to reduce social distancing restrictions.

The documents would record – either on an NHS app or a paper certificate – whether someone has had a vaccine, a recent negative coronavirus test or natural immunity, having recovered from Covid-19.  Source

Comment: 

At last, some people are waking up to the truth that we are being controlled and that it has nothing to do with any virus. Arguably, the only thing surprising about the violence mentioned in the above report is that it has taken so long.  We’ve published one article after another giving facts and figures to disprove Government claims that lockdowns are necessary; one letter after another sent to various politicians and “experts”, demonstrating that we know they are lying to us about the “cases” and the “deaths” – with none of the recipients ever replying to challenge the data.

So, is today’s lockdown protest in London (and there was another one in Glasgow) likely to prove a turning point?  Will the politicians realise that they are pushing us much too far into totalitarianism, and we ain’t having it?  Or what?

We need to pray urgently for wisdom for our political and religious leaders…  St Thomas More, pray for us.  Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.   

Stop Brexit? Shouldn’t Catholics WANT to leave the Godless EU?

From The Guardian

Thousands of pro-EU marchers have begun a walk from Pall Mall to parliament to demand a referendum on the terms of Brexit two years on from the vote.

The People’s Vote protest, running from Pall Mall to Parliament Square, has been organised by increasingly well-funded anti-Brexit groups based at Millbank Tower and led by Open Britain, the successor to the remain campaign.

A People’s Vote spokesperson said the two years since the referendum had been characterised by “arcane parliamentary manoeuvres about this amendment or that amendment” and it was time to take the issue “beyond Westminster and back to the people”.

[Conservative MP] Anna Soubry, will be among the speakers at the London march along with the Labour MP David Lammy and the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable, while the campaigner Gina Miller and the actor Sir Tony Robinson will also address those present from 2pm.

In his speech, Cable is expected to say that overwhelming ambition must be to stop Brexit. “Parliament is fiddling at the margins while the country slowly burns … Better to stop the damage. To return the issue to the people – to vote on the deal.”

The George Soros-backed group Best for Britain has been separately campaigning for a second referendum, focusing on newspaper and outdoor advertising, and local campaigning in parliamentary seats where they hope to persuade the sitting MP to support an amendment for another vote. It is encouraging supporters to attend the People’s Vote march.  Read the entire report here

We don’t DO party politics here, but Brexit crosses Party lines…surely Catholics should not be participating in marches aimed at overturning the 2016 Referendum? Shouldn’t all Catholics support the UK Government’s efforts to get us out of the Godless EU?