Hundreds of anti-maskers have gathered in Edinburgh and are expected to march to the Scottish parliament in order to protests against mandatory face-covering rules and other coronavirus-related restrictions. The event, organised by a group, known as "Saving Scotland", is meant to fight "for the freedom to choose", according to its official Facebook page.
"Time to stand up together, and listen to real scientific evidence in regards to the health of the Scottish people. This evidence is being buried by MSM, Big pharma, and more than a few politicians. Lockdown is causing more harm than the virus. We stand for the freedom to choose. NO to mandatory vaccines and masks. NO to secondary Lockdowns", the statement from the organisers said.
So far, the death toll from COVID-19 in Scotland is 2,495 with over 20,000 confirmed cases, while the United Kingdom in total has registered over 344,000 infected and more than 41,600 deaths.