Plans for Covid vaccine protest outside Leeds’ Benton Park School

There are reports a coronavirus vaccine protest is set to take place outside a Leeds school tomorrow (Fri).

A post being shared on social media says there will be stage a “peaceful” protest outside Benton Park School in Harrogate Road, Rawdon, from 2pm to 4pm.

In a message seen by LeedsLive, the organiser of the rally said: “We are not going there to intimidate, threaten or bully anyone at the school.

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“It will be peaceful. We will be assembled on the road outside the main gate of the school.”

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In the post, they claim they are not ‘anti-vax [sic] but ‘anti-experimental vaccine’.

They went on to add there will need to be a “minimum of 100 people” in order for the protest to go ahead.

If the protest goes ahead tomorrow, it will not be the first time anti-vaxxers have made their feelings known in Leeds.

In July, anti-vaccine protesters swarmed the streets in Leeds city centre during a ‘Freedom Rally’ which caused huge disruption to roads and bus services in the area.

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Leeds’ coronavirus infection rate currently stands at 348.8 cases per 100,000 people. A total of 2,786 new cases were recorded across the city in the past seven days.

As of September 15, 48,503,181 people have had one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. A total of 44,229,777 people have had two doses.

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