- DAILY MAIL - Jul 20, 2020 -
Demonstrators raised placards reading: 'I will be not be masked, tested, tracked' as part of today's protest
One dressed as plague doctor while another had vest saying: 'Save human rights' during Hyde Park gathering
The protest countered an announcement that masks must be worn in shops and supermarkets from July 24
Government toughened its stance on wearing of face coverings in public places in England earlier this week
It follows similar rules for wearing face coverings while travelling on public transport, which started in June
Hundreds of activists have descended on Hyde Park in central London to protest the wearing of face coverings, which will become compulsory in shops and supermarkets from Thursday.
Demonstrators raised signs reading 'I will not be masked, tested, tracked' and 'no mask' as they gathered for the Keep Britain Free march from 1pm.
The movement was founded by Simon Dolan, an aviation tycoon worth around £200million, who earlier this month lost a High Court bid to overturn the government's lockdown rules.