A 60-year-old man has been charged after reports of an anti-vaccine protest outside the health secretary’s London home.
A video posted online appears to show a person delivering a letter with an anti-Covid-vaccine message to what they claimed was Sajid Javid’s home in Fulham, south-west London.
In the footage, a man stands outside the property and addresses the camera for several minutes, claiming the letter is putting the minister “personally on notice” for “harming” people in Britain with vaccines.
The video then shows the man being restrained in handcuffs by police officers.
The Metropolitan police said Geza Tarjanyi, 60, of Leyland, Lancashire, was arrested in Fulham on Monday.
The force said Tarjanyi was due to appear in custody at Westminster magistrates court on Tuesday charged with having an article with intent to destroy or damage property. He was bailed to appear at Isleworth crown court on 1 이월.
Labour’s shadow health secretary, Wes Streeting, said on Twitter: “It’s completely unacceptable that anti-vaxxers turned up at Sajid Javid’s home and it’s right that this should be taken seriously by the police.
“Best wishes to the health secretary and his family. They shouldn’t have to deal with this.”
The health secretary said last week he was “appalled” by the “vile behaviour” of anti-vaccine protesters who entered a test-and-trace centre in Milton Keynes on 29 12 월.
Speaking on the same day, Javid said spreading lies about vaccines was “something that is costing lives”.
After visiting a vaccination centre in Lambeth, 사우스 런던, 그는 말했다: “We are working very hard across government, particularly the Home Office and the police are doing everything they can to tackle anti-vax protesters that are breaking the law.”