NHS Workers Throw Down Uniforms in Vaccine Mandate Protest
While Boris Johnson announced the end of most coronavirus restrictions earlier this week, some measures remain in place, including the April 1st deadline for frontline National Health Service (NHS) and care home staff to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
It is believed that over 80,000 frontline NHS staff remain unvaccinated, representing some six per cent of the entire workforce for the socialised healthcare system.
In a defiant move, hundreds of NHS workers were seen throwing down their uniforms outside Number 10 Downing Street and in Trafalgar Square as they marched alongside ‘World Wide Rally for Freedom’ protesters in the capital.
Speaking to ITV, one protester, a mental health bank nurse said: “I will lose my job and I am happy for that because I believe in the principles of why we’re all here… informed choice.”
A midwife at the demonstration told the news outlet: “We’re not going to be bullied or coerced into having something that we don’t want.”