The protesters were still concentrated this afternoon in the center of the British capital, according to an AFP correspondent, after that A protest that had started a few hours earlier had gathered several thousand people.
He said: "Peaceful protest may well be the cornerstone of democracy - and police officers have a role in facilitating that - but the scenes we saw in Hyde Park yesterday of a thin blue line of fearless and sadly bloodied police officers coming under attack from thugs were anything but peaceful".
Police were deployed across central London on Saturday, April 24, as a number of demonstrations took place around the city, officials said.
Five people were arrested for offences including assault on police, the Met said. "We wish all our injured colleagues a swift recovery and will be supporting them as best as we can".
In response to the marked improvement in health conditions in the United Kingdom, the march also surpassed London, as it began lifting sanctions - the country most affected in Europe by Kovid-19 with more than 127,000 dead - and vaccinated. Pubs were allowed to serve customers outdoors this month and non-essential shops reopened.
Organisers used various websites and online platform pages to encourage turnout to protest the pandemic measures, despite rules which limit outdoor gatherings to 30 people among them.
Demonstrators protested against the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and the prospect of vaccine passports.
Another major easing is due in mid-May, when some indoor socialising can resume, before almost all restrictions are ended in late June.