Organisers of the protest say they do not agree with social distancing, the obligatory use of masks, mandatory vaccination, use of track-and-tracing systems and 5G signals, among others, Sputnik reported.
Johnson admitted on Friday that Britain was “now seeing a second wave coming in” of the coronavirus epidemic.
“We're looking very carefully at the spread of the pandemic as it evolves over the last few days and there's no question, as I've said for several weeks now, that we could expect (and) are now seeing a second wave coming in. We are seeing it in France, in Spain, across Europe – it has been absolutely, I'm afraid, inevitable we were going to see it in this country," Johnson noted.
Suggesting that the UK might be lagging behind countries like Spain and France, who are witnessing a surge of coronavirus cases, by around six weeks, Johnson said Downing Street was contemplating six months of “on-off” restrictions as a means of tackling the developments.
Johnson also expressed concerns that the public has been ignoring rules on social gatherings, such as the recently announced “rule of six”.
“On Monday, we brought in the measures that we did, the “rule of six”, to really try and restrict what people are doing and to bring in a new buffer. But the crucial thing is at the same time to observe the basic rules on social distancing – hands, face, space – that is what everybody has got to do if we want to continue to beat this thing,” Johnson added.
The prime minister insisted a second lockdown was the “last thing anybody wants”, but added that the current measures would need to be kept “under review”.
“I don't want to go into bigger lockdown measures at all, we want to keep schools open. We want to keep the economy open as far as we possibly can, we want to keep businesses going. The only way we can do that is obviously if people follow the guidance,” he said.
The UK has recorded 374,228 cases of coronavirus and 41,664 COVID-19-related deaths since the pandemic began.