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Katie Hopkins was among thousands of campaigners on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, wearing masks and further lockdowns.

The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities across the globe and drew a substantial crowd in the English capital this afternoon. 

Posing with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square was far-right commentator Hopkins, who landed back in the UK earlier this week following her deportation from Australia.

Conspiracy theorist David Icke and Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, were also present at the demonstration.  

Former Apprentice candidate Hopkins had mocked the country’s strict hotel quarantine rules and called Covid lockdowns the ‘greatest hoax in human history’. 

She did not have to quarantine on her return to Britain on Tuesday due to Australia being on the government’s green travel list. 

Katie Hopkins was among thousands of campaigners on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, wearing masks and further lockdowns

Katie Hopkins was among thousands of campaigners on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, wearing masks and further lockdowns

Katie Hopkins was among thousands of campaigners on the streets of London today for a protest against vaccine passports, wearing masks and further lockdowns

The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities across the globe and drew a substantial crowd in the English capital this afternoon

The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities across the globe and drew a substantial crowd in the English capital this afternoon

The Worldwide Rally For Freedom demonstration is taking place in a number of major cities across the globe and drew a substantial crowd in the English capital this afternoon

Posing with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square was far-right commentator Hopkins, who landed back in the UK earlier this week following her deportation from Australia

Posing with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square was far-right commentator Hopkins, who landed back in the UK earlier this week following her deportation from Australia

Posing with fellow supporters in Trafalgar Square was far-right commentator Hopkins, who landed back in the UK earlier this week following her deportation from Australia

Crowds at the demonstration in central London today waved flags and held up placards

Crowds at the demonstration in central London today waved flags and held up placards

Crowds at the demonstration in central London today waved flags and held up placards

Thousands of people descended on Trafalgar Square to protest against vaccine passports

Thousands of people descended on Trafalgar Square to protest against vaccine passports

Thousands of people descended on Trafalgar Square to protest against vaccine passports

Piers Corbyn, Doctor Vernon Coleman and, David Icke at the Worldwide Rally For Freedom protest on Saturday

Piers Corbyn, Doctor Vernon Coleman and, David Icke at the Worldwide Rally For Freedom protest on Saturday

Piers Corbyn, Doctor Vernon Coleman and, David Icke at the Worldwide Rally For Freedom protest on Saturday

Police officers are pictured arresting and carrying away a demonstrator during the rally at Trafalgar Square in central London

Police officers are pictured arresting and carrying away a demonstrator during the rally at Trafalgar Square in central London

Police officers are pictured arresting and carrying away a demonstrator during the rally at Trafalgar Square in central London

Demonstrators gathered in large numbers to stage a protest against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Demonstrators gathered in large numbers to stage a protest against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Demonstrators gathered in large numbers to stage a protest against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Police officers are seen wearing helmets and holding batons during the protest in Trafalgar Square, London, this afternoon

Police officers are seen wearing helmets and holding batons during the protest in Trafalgar Square, London, this afternoon

Police officers are seen wearing helmets and holding batons during the protest in Trafalgar Square, London, this afternoon

Police officers line up in a row during the protest in London against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Police officers line up in a row during the protest in London against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Police officers line up in a row during the protest in London against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Demonstrators gather in Trafalgar Square during a rally against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Demonstrators gather in Trafalgar Square during a rally against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Demonstrators gather in Trafalgar Square during a rally against the vaccine passport scheme and further lockdowns

Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters holding banners stage a demonstration amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters holding banners stage a demonstration amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protesters holding banners stage a demonstration amid the Covid-19 pandemic

One demonstrator at the rally in London's Trafalgar Square holds up a placard reading: 'We're the lions in a world of sheep'

One demonstrator at the rally in London's Trafalgar Square holds up a placard reading: 'We're the lions in a world of sheep'

One demonstrator at the rally in London’s Trafalgar Square holds up a placard reading: ‘We’re the lions in a world of sheep’

A number of demonstrators wore hi-vis jackets as they made their case in London's Trafalgar Square earlier this afternoon

A number of demonstrators wore hi-vis jackets as they made their case in London's Trafalgar Square earlier this afternoon

A number of demonstrators wore hi-vis jackets as they made their case in London’s Trafalgar Square earlier this afternoon

Hopkins was deported after mocking Australia's strict hotel quarantine rules and calling Covid lockdowns the 'greatest hoax in human history'

Hopkins was deported after mocking Australia's strict hotel quarantine rules and calling Covid lockdowns the 'greatest hoax in human history'

Hopkins was deported after mocking Australia’s strict hotel quarantine rules and calling Covid lockdowns the ‘greatest hoax in human history’

How Katie Hopkins rose to fame on BBC’s The Apprentice to become a media personality 

Katie Hopkins is a well-known media personality and commentator in Britain who rose to fame on The Apprentice in 2007 and soon became an outspoken household name, writing in several newspapers.

The 46-year-old mother-of-two finished as runner-up in the 15th series of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, becoming popular among some for her no-nonsense attitude, and loathed by others for her controversial comments.

Hopkins is known for her contentious views on race, sex, class, obesity and migration – and in recent months has criticised the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Covid-19 lockdowns.

She once had a popular radio show on LBC, but stepped away after writing on Twitter that a ‘final solution’ was needed to deal with terrorists. Many thought this was a reference to the Holocaust.

Hopkins also lost a libel case against food blogger Jack Monroe which saw her pay out £24,000 in damages after suggesting they backed the defacing a war memorial during a protest in London.

Donald Trump once described her in 2015 on Twitter as a ‘respected columnist’ after she backed the former US president’s claims that parts of London had become so radicalised that people were scared to visit.

Hopkins was permanently banned from Twitter in June 2020.

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Hopkins, who had travelled to Australia to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, is believed to have flown business class with Singapore Airlines from Sydney after her visa was torn up and she was fined £536 for allegedly answering the door of her hotel room without a facemask.

Accompanied by security as she left Heathrow on Tuesday, the 46-year-old told photographers ‘it’s nice not to wear a mask again’ before getting into a black Mercedes and being driven away. 

During her 14-day self-isolation in Australia, Hopkins shared a video on social media in which she ‘joked’ about deliberately breaking Covid rules by opening her door naked and mask-free to the workers who deliver her food.  

Ahead of her flight back to London, she told her supporters on Instagram: ‘See you in the morning, my lovelies. You may ‘deport’ the Hopkins, but you cannot silence the truth. We will fight to TAKE BACK our freedoms.’  

Australia has enforced strict border closures since the start of the pandemic, with tickets into the country rationed and all arrivals forced to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine in their city of arrival along with repeat testing before being allowed in.

Sydney and Victoria state are also in lockdown with 25 million Australians under stay-at-home orders in response to outbreaks of the highly-infectious Delta strain. 

Victoria extend its lockdown beyond the initial Tuesday end date and NSW will be shut down until at least July 30. 

‘The police officer who checked me in told me when they knock on my door I have to wait 30 seconds until I can open the door,’ she said while breaking out into hysterics.

Hopkins said she was ‘lying in wait’ to ‘spring [the door] open and frighten the s*** out of them and do it naked with no face mask.’ 

After the comments sparked huge backlash, Channel Seven dropped Hopkins from the show and her visa was cancelled. 

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said on Monday morning: ‘I hadn’t heard of her before and I don’t want to hear about her ever again.

‘I thought it was just shameful, the fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was just appalling,’ she told the ABC.

‘It was a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown and it’s just unacceptable behaviour.’    

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