Live: Protesters take part in anti-lockdown demonstration at King's Cross Station.

Demonstrators protest Boris Johnson's decision to put all of England under the toughest two Covid tiers.

Mr Johnson said severe tiers were the only way to avoid a winter of hibernation and a New Year national lockdown.

But he promised: “Your tier is not your destiny.” Each will be reviewed on December 16, and weekly to the end of March.

The PM said enough troops — thought to be around 14,000 — were on standby for community testing to help get virus rates down.

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