Anti-vaccination protesters apparently focusing on the British Broadcasting Company stormed a London constructing the broadcaster moved out of eight years in the past, a report mentioned.
Dozens of protesters converged Monday on the Tv Centre – as soon as the BBC’s headquarters however now principally dwelling to luxurious flats and rented studio house for industrial broadcasting channel ITV.
The protesters chanted “disgrace on you” and clashed with police as they launched a siege on the constructing, with materials and feedback indicating they deliberate to focus on a significant BBC constructing, in line with The Guardian.
Some vaccine skeptics have picked BBC Information as a favourite goal, accusing it of pushing the COVID-19 vaccine, the newspaper said.
Additionally, the political editor of one of many BBC’s information packages was focused earlier this yr by individuals offended over coronavirus lockdown restrictions, The Washington Submit mentioned.
However throughout Monday’s siege, protesters solely managed to disrupt a dwell broadcast of ITV’s “The Unfastened Girls,” in line with the Submit.
Charlene White, who stars on the lady’s roundtable program, later thanked London’s Metropolitan Police and safety.
“Unsure what protestors have been hoping to realize, however all they might’ve discovered was me, Jane, Nadia and Penny on @loosewomen speaking in regards to the menopause,” White tweeted together with a shrugging emoji.
Media character Andrew Neil additionally trolled the protesters in a tweet.
“Anti-vaxxers protest BBC protection of pandemic by storming a constructing in White Metropolis,” he wrote. “A constructing the BBC vacated in 2013 and is now luxurious flats. Is there a hyperlink between stupidity and anti-vax? Opinions range however proof is rising …
Some protesters later went on to a different BBC constructing 5 miles away, the Guardian said.