Protests were held in London by those who opposed the U.K.'s decision to extend the COVID-19 immunization campaign to younger age groups.
NBC News footage shows that on August 24, more than 100 anti-vaxxers tried to enter the office building in Central London, where most of the U.K's news channels are located. On September 3, the protesters tried to rush into the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) headquarters, then moved towards South Kensington, reported BBC News.
Metropolitan Police told BBC that four policemen were injured during the clashes between anti-vaccine protestors in central London. Andrew Wood, councilor for Canary Wharf, said the demonstrators had leaflets in their hands about vaccinating children. The Metropolitan Police Department posted on Twitter that the protestors turned violent against the officers, which was unacceptable.
Photographs from the anti-vaccine march in London on September 18 by Reuters showed children holding banners that read, ''Leave us alone,'' ''I'm a child, I can't consent,'' and ''Stay away from our kids evil monsters.'' The Guardian reported the MHRA authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 17 in August after the approval of the Pfizer jab for the same category.
The MHRA said that JCVI has to inform the government whether to inoculate children between 12-17 years or not with Moderna. The JCVI advised that normal children should not be vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine but supported offering vaccines to children with underlying health conditions.