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Gillian McKeith slammed for supporting anti-lockdown protests

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 2021-03-20
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Gillian McKeith has been slammed after she said she's "proud to be a Londoner" after thousands took part in a protest against lockdown measures in the capital.

The former You Are What You Eat host has been very vocal against restrictions the government has put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Her comments were branded "self-indulgent by her Twitter followers.

Sharing snaps of the march taking place in central London, Gillian commended those taking part to "take back freedom".

"It is time to stand up. And London has finally come through," she wrote on Twitter.

"London takes back freedom. Proud to be a Londoner…"

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Gillian McKeith has been slammed for praising protestors in London marching against the coronavirus restrictions (Image: Getty Images)

She then posted a final follow-up tweet, writing: "London shows some muscle FINALLY."

Gillian went on: "THOUSANDS demand an end to the lockdowns, an end to destroying businesses and livelihood, an end to the madness…. #EndTheLockdown #londonprotests #antilockdownprotest.

"They have come in their THOUSANDS. London has woken up from a deep slumber. NOW it is time to demand freedom. #londonprotest #EndTheLockdown."

Gillian's bold views were slammed by her Twitter followers, who rushed to the comments section to share their two cents on her stance.

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Gillian shared pictures of the protest on Twitter (Image: Twitter)

One furious follower wrote: "Freedom? What’s freedom got to do with prioritising lives in a pandemic? What is it with these people."

"We’ve got a roadmap for coming out of lockdown. So self-indulgent," another fumed.

While a third added: "Ohh for crying out loud the vaccinations meant things would open up a bit."

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Crowds gathered in the capital to protest restrictions put in place by the government amid the pandemic (Image: Twitter)

A fourth wrote: "This whole stunt could cause the numbers to go up again," before another added: "I’m equally proud to be a Londoner having no part of this idiocy."

It comes as the UK death toll from the deadly bug has risen to more than 120,000 since the start of the pandemic a year ago.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently said the UK hopes to have all restrictions lifted on June 21, with various businesses opening their doors earlier.

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