There has been an angry reaction online after images of Saturday’s protests in London showed thousands of people ignoring social distancing guidelines.

Similar scenes were observed in Philadelphia in the USA.

According to witnesses, hardly anyone was wearing a face mask.

One said, ‘The speaker got on stage and started chanting to get the crowd going, and it was impossible to get two metres away from anyone else.’

‘Some other geezer came on and kept banging on about the rainforests or something. Bless him he must have been confused.’

We spoke to the organiser and asked him why the event had to be held at a weekend.

He replied, ‘I don’t like Mondays.’