Video Emerges of Anti-Vaccination Protesters Attempting to Storm Television Studio

An anti-vaccine protest turned sour after protesters attempted to break into the television station in London.

A complex known as White City is the Television Centre in West London and was home to the BBC Television station up until 2013.

A mob moving through the streets was first gathered in Shepherds Bush Green, a park nearby, when one man in the crowd shouted, "It might be going towards the looks like we're going to White City guys," according to The Independent.

The group of protesters moved down the road to the Television Centre, where they were met by a horde of police officers.

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The crowd can be heard chanting, "Shame on you, shame on you," toward the building, and The Independent said one protester was giving a speech accusing the corporation of BBC of "not giving out the right information," presumably in line with news on vaccination rates or mandates.

Some protesters even claimed, "they are coming for our f**king children."

A group of demonstrators allegedly attempted to break into the building through the back but were stopped by police.

A London Met police spokesperson told The Independent, "We are aware of a group of demonstrators who, having set off from Shepherds Bush Green shortly after 13:00, are now gathered outside commercial premises in Wood Lane, White City. There have been no arrests but officers are in attendance and will continue to monitor the situation."

According to sources, the building in which the protest took place has not been the home of the BBC television station since 2013, when broadcasting ceased after the production of a few shows was moved to several other stations across the U.K., including central London and Salford.

BBC Studioworks, a commercial arm of the corporation which has retained and operated several studios at the site since 2017, is located in the building. BBC Studioworks currently sublets two studios to ITV, another British television station, for the production of daytime programs including Good Morning Britain and Lorraine.

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Most of the complex has now been turned into residential homes, according to The Independent.

Anti-vaccination protests have become a current movement, as a protest two weeks ago saw thousands of demonstrators in central London, protesting against government mandates against COVID-19.

The protest was a part of a movement known as the Worldwide Rally For Freedom, as people gathered to protest mask mandates, business restrictions and vaccine passports, among other government restrictions.

In mid-July, most of the U.K. lifted their COVID-19 restrictions, dubbing July 19, "Freedom Day."

And despite protests, the U.K. has a significantly high vaccination rate, as ABC News reported that more than 72 percent of all adults have received their full dose of vaccination.

Newsweek reached out to a BBC Spokesperson for additional comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

A group of protesters attempted to break into a television station building in order to protest anti-vaccination and COVID-19 government mandates. Climate activists hold a banner after climbing up to the BBC sign during a protest action at the BBC offices during the fifth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London, on October 11, 2019. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

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