There’s a lockdown protest happening in Brighton this weekend

The organiser believes the protest is a ‘moral duty’

An anti-lockdown protest has been organised on Brighton seafront this weekend, contesting the perceived violations of freedom occurring as a result of the imposed coronavirus restrictions.

The main organiser is 34-year-old Louise Creffield, The Argus reports, who has organised previous anti-lockdown protests and is a member of Save Our Rights UK, a group who claim that restrictions aiming to lessen the spread of Covid-19 have been imposed undemocratically and infringe upon human rights.

Credit: @saveourrightsuk, Instagram

When speaking to The Argus, Creffield said “As far as I’m concerned it’s a necessary act when the laws being imposed are killing our fellows.

“We have a moral duty to stand up and say it’s not acceptable and that’s what I’m going to be doing.”

Creffield does not believe that scientists are looking at a full range of data, and is against all measures of limiting the spread of the virus, including wearing a mask. She told The Argus “I haven’t worn a mask, I have the right to bodily autonomy and they discriminate against disabled people.”

Anti-lockdown flyers given out at a Brighton protest earlier this year

She also expressed concern over the rise in suicides as a result of lockdown. “I’m always opened-minded and if I’m wrong, I would hold my hands up and apologise. What I know I’m not wrong about is the rate of suicide increase. People are definitely dying from lockdown.”

The protest is set to take place this weekend, just a few days into the newly-imposed four week lockdown. The government stipulate that individuals must only leave their homes for essential activities, such as work, food shopping and exercise, and should only socialise outside with one person from outside their support bubble.

If you are in need of mental health support over lockdown, the NHS provides a directory of organisations who can help. Support can also be accessed via The University of Sussex Student Life Centre.

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