London protest: Anti-lockdown activist climbs Big Ben for ‘Great Northern Rebellion’ stunt | UK | News (Reports)

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One of the banners unfolded on the iconic London landmark read: “No Tier 3 lock-down for Gt N’n Pwrhse unless an xtra £2bn for whole region from Chester, Stoke, Derby, Nott’m, Boston, Skeg’s to Scottish border.

“If not: Gt N’n rebellion. XR North + unions + BLM UK + LGTBQ + many more.”

The unknown activist climbed the monument just before 8am today.

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The activist has called for additional funding to be handed out to areas which have been the hardest hit amid the recent rise of coronavirus cases.

A second banner read: “Black and all lives matter so unify peoples of the world, unite and put things right.”

MPS Westminster Twitter wrote: “At around 07:50hrs a man climbed up scaffolding surrounding the Elizabeth Tower #Westminster.

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“Officers are on scene and dealing.”

This protest comes just days after the likes of Liverpool, Lancashire and Greater Manchester were placed under the Tier 3 restrictions.

Under this tier, pubs and bars are closed again unless they can operate as restaurants.

Travel restrictions are also in place and there is a ban on household mixing both indoors or in private gardens.

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London has been placed in the government’s second tier meaning household mixing has been banned indoors.

However, support bubbles will still be permitted.

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