AN ANTI-LOCKDOWN protest is due to take place on the first weekend of restrictions.

It is organised Louise Creffield, a mother from Brighton, who believes coronavirus is being exaggerated and the enforced wearing of masks is a “violation of bodily autonomy”.

Despite the lockdown, she is currently planning to have a party for her daughter’s birthday and is calling for people to join her on Saturday on the seafront to protest against the new regulations.

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The 34-year-old is the Brighton organiser of Save Our Rights UK, a national group which ardently opposes lockdown rules.

Speaking about her protest, she said: “As far as I’m concerned it’s a necessary act when the laws being imposed are killing our fellows.

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“We have a moral duty to stand up and say it’s not acceptable and that’s what I’m going to be doing.”

The protest comes just days after the new measures come into force to limit the spread of the virus.

The government is forcing pubs and non-essential shops to close after scientific advisers warned hospitals, including those in the South East, could be overwhelmed within weeks.

Ms Creffield, who organised several protests earlier this year, believes the scientists are not looking at all the data.

She said: “Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) is still working on the presumption it’s one per cent fatality rate. Why aren’t they listening to the other science out there? They have got be willing to look at other sources.”

The Argus:

Ms Creffield is against all measures to combat the virus and would not wear a mask in a shop if asked to do so.

She said: “No I wouldn’t wear the mask, I’ve had a restaurant owner threaten me with force, but most are fine.

“I haven’t worn a mask, I have the right to bodily autonomy and they discriminate against disabled people.”

The government says the best available scientific evidence is, when used correctly, a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.

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“My nine-year-old autistic daughter has been sobbing throughout this,” Ms Creffield said. “She will be having a nine-year-old birthday party.”

The Argus:

Ms Creffield has been part of protests in London attended by thousands of people.

She said: "I’m always opened-minded and if I’m wrong, I would hold my hands up and apologise.

"What I know I’m not wrong about is the rate of suicide increase. People are definitely dying from lockdown.”