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PICTURES: Coronavirus lockdown protesters at 'mass gathering' in Highland capital

By Andrew Dixon

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Police talk with group at Bught Park.
Police talk with group at Bught Park.

Roughly 10 people attended a planned public coronavirus lockdown protest in Inverness this afternoon.

Police were also at Bught Park and appeared to speak to some protesters who then left the area.

There appeared to be nobody at a similar planned protest at Castle Heather Park.

Officers had urged people to avoid the events which were advertised on social media as a "Unified Peaceful Mass Gathering".

Similar events were set to take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Reports show more people gathered in Edinburgh and Glasgow – some holding signs – and there was a police presence at the protests.

A group calling itself the UK Freedom Movement was behind the gatherings.

Police at Bught Park.
Police at Bught Park.

Their posters stated: "We say no to the Coronavirus Bill, no to mandatory vaccines, no to the new normal and no to the unlawful lockdown."

Earlier this week, a police spokeswoman said: "Public gatherings of more than two people, with limited exceptions, are prohibited."

Related: People should avoid mass gathering in Bught Park

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