Over 200 activists stormed the ITV News and Channel 4 News broadcasting headquarters in London reportedly protesting vaccine passports and mandatory vaccines for children. The chaotic incident happened Monday, with protesters filling up the lobbies of the network stations and angrily demanding for their voices to be heard.
“They’re coming for our children,” one protester was heard shouting.
At one point, protesters spotted veteran Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow and berated him for not “speaking up for the children.”
“Jon it’s a real shame you didn’t speak up for the children when you could have,” a protester told him.
British activist Piers Corbyn also joined the protest, wearing a shirt reading “Resist! Defy! Do Not! Comply! Let the UK Live!” and carrying a sign stating “No ‘Climate’ Lockdowns.”
According to the Daily Mail, the group’s ringleader Pat Wilson had a list of demands which included, “A weekly live debate with two representatives aired on mainstream networks discussing all aspects of the novel coronavirus,” and “A weekly list on air with updates from the yellow card reporting scheme.”
In response, ITN released a statement claiming the protesters “abused” their reporters.
“News organisations have provided a vital source of information during the pandemic,” an ITN spokesperson said.
“The abuse of journalists because of their reporting on coronavirus is a worrying development which ITN has been closely monitoring and actively ensuring staff are aware of precautions to avoid coming to any harm.
“This action resulted in journalists being prevented from being able to go about their newsgathering activities, something that ITN strongly condemns.”
After leaving the TV studios, the protesters headed to Google headquarters in London.