January 2, some people held protests against the COVID-19 lockdown measures in Hyde Park, London, England.
Video taken by witnesses shows a large number of policemen, including mounted police, dispatched to disperse the protesters at the scene.
During this period, verbal clashes also broke out between the police and some protesters.
On the same day, the police said that they arrested 17 people in the operation, who were accused of violating relevant health protection regulations.
Since December 20 last year, London and parts of the surrounding areas have entered the fourth level of the highest level of COVID-19 prevention and control, and imposed strict lockdown restrictions.