UPDATED 11:10 AM PT – Sunday, August 30, 2020
Thousands across Europe have been protesting safety restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic. Anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets in the U.K., Germany and France to express their opposition to wearing a face mask.
Participants were seen holding posters that suggested COVID-19 “doesn’t exist.”
Several protesters in France believe their government has utilized the pandemic as a means to set up a dictatorship.
“COVID has been used to set up a dictatorship. We are gagged, muzzled, under threat of a fine or prison. We have to mask our mouths to, let’s say, protect others, but there is no scientific evidence that masks protect whatever the virus is.” – Unnamed protester
However, these anti-COVID rallies were cut short by authorities.