LONDON (LifeSiteNews) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of London on Saturday in opposition to COVID lockdowns and vaccine mandates.
The marches took place as the U.K. government threatened even tougher COVID restrictions.
“The Johnson government … is psychologically abusing the whole nation and we’ve got to stand up and say no,” said British politician and pro-life activist David Kurten.
“The power is in the hands of the people; we don’t have to comply with this. Right now, we’ve got to say ‘No, we’re not going to comply’.”
The exact number of marchers is not known; the mainstream media is reporting only “thousands” of protesters, but, largely supportive of the lockdown, it has often given underestimated figures for such marches in the past.
The march took place after the U.K. government announced “plan B” winter restrictions last Tuesday, “Plan B” includes increased mask mandates as well as COVID vaccine passports for large venues in England. Vaccine passports for clubs and large events have been in effect in Scotland and Wales since the first half of October.
The crowds of London marchers were escorted by masked policemen and could be heard chanting “Freedom!” They held signs reading “no vaccine passports” and similar sentiments.
The mainstream media focused its reporting primarily on the minor clashes that occurred between police and some of the protesters gathered on Parliament Square just before the march that took the protesters through central London.
The video released by Oracle Films shows the demonstrators marching peacefully through the streets, and no arrests have been made.
David Kurten, the leader of the Heritage Party , told Oracle Films that he will not comply with further COVID restrictions in England.
“The Johnson government got the vaccine passport through parliament. They’re threatening vaccine mandates, [and since] yesterday they’re [also] threatening [us] with another lockdown, which is completely insane,” he said.
“It will ruin businesses again.”
As governments across the globe seek to mandate abortion-tainted Covid-19 “vaccines” on millions of people against their will, medical autonomy continues to diminish worldwide, setting a dangerous precedent for future generations.
In response, during this Season of Advent, we have an important petition sponsored by Deacon Nick Donnelly of England, which makes the case that reception of the COVID vaccines currently available in the Western World is “morally illicit” for virtually all, if not every individual, in ordinary circumstances.
“The Bethlehem Declaration” has already been initially endorsed by four Catholic prelates, including Bishops Marian Eleganti, Rene Henry Gracida, Athanasius Schneider, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, along with ten priests and many scholars, activists and journalists from the United States, Europe, and Australia.
It also provides a compelling presentation, rich with hyperlinked resources documenting that not only are these injections morally illicit, but ineffective, unsafe, and unnecessary.
Calling mandates for reception of these chemicals “acts of violence” and “criminal,” the document also encourages those facing these difficult situations to exercise the virtue of prudence to the best of their ability while providing plenty of information to assist them in doing so.
Deacon Donnelly said this manifesto received its name since the Church is presently contemplating the “baby Jesus who manifests the sanctity of life of all babies, created in the image and likeness of God.”
“Bethlehem is also associated with the massacre of the Holy Innocents by King Herod,” he said. “This petition gives us the opportunity to protest on behalf of these silenced victims of the pharmaceutical industry” who have been exploited and used for the development and testing of COVID-19 vaccines.
Another signatory, child advocate Elizabeth Yore, called the Bethlehem Declaration “an outstanding document” which serves as “the definitive response to the globalist tyrannical health Madness.” Encouraging everyone to read it, she said, this petition “must resonate strongly amidst the noisy covid clatter.”
“I so love the gravitas of this grace-filled and divinely inspired document,” Yore said.
The Bethlehem Declaration concludes with the following appeal expressing the intention of this petition:
We therefore respectfully appeal to the Holy Father, the CDF, all Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, lay faithful, and all people of good will to vehemently oppose the reception of these morally tainted, dangerous, and ineffective products, along with the gravely unjust mandates for their reception being imposed upon millions of students and workers across the Christian West.
The Bethlehem Declaration:
Challenging the moral liceity of the abortion-tainted experimental injections for COVID-19 and calling for universal opposition to ‘vaccine mandates’
'For by His incarnation the Son of God has united Himself in some fashion with every man’ (GS 22).
Whereas the Second Vatican Council rightly summarized the horror of abortion classifying it as an “abominable crime” which also encompasses a “supreme dishonour to the Creator” (GS 51 § 3; 27);
Whereas St. John Paul II taught all must oppose such deliberate “murder” of the most vulnerable with “maximum of determination” (EV, 58; CL, 38);
Whereas, the sanctity of pre-born babies, created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:27), is gravely violated by their utilitarian exploitation and commodification; thereby furthering the descent of the human race into “a civilization of ‘things’ and not of ‘persons’, a civilization in which persons are used in the same way as things are used” (St. John Paul II, GS, 13);
Whereas all of the experimental COVID-19 gene-based vaccines currently available in the Western world, are abortion-tainted having been tested or developed through the abuse of stolen fetal cells from the bodies of murdered pre-born children…
**Photo Credit: Mike Baumeister on Unsplash
Kurten called for British citizens to “stand up and say no,” and pointed to the large number of people present at the march despite the cold winter weather.
“We are going to have non-compliance on a massive scale with these repugnant laws and regulations, which they’ve got no right to make because they undermine our fundamental freedoms which are ours,” he said.
“No government has the right to take them away,” he added.
“The power is in the hands of the people; we don’t have to comply with this.”
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