Lorraine Kelly on anti-lockdown protesters: 'Look at the hell Kate Garraway has gone through'

Lorraine Kelly has branded the anti-lockdown protesters "ridiculous and irresponsible" and suggested ITV colleague Kate Garraway could tell them of "the hell" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on Lorraine, the presenter said the people, who took to the streets of London this weekend, would not be so quick to dismiss lockdown measures if they spoke to Garraway about husband Derek Draper, who has been in hospital since contracting the virus back in March.

Speaking to the show's resident doctor, Hilary Jones, Kelly said: "I was fuming at the weekend. The protests! I absolutely would love to take these people by the hand and show them the reality (of Covid-19).

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"Wouldn't you like our Kate Garraway to have a wee word with (the protesters) and tell them about the hell she's been living through with her husband. It's absolutely ridiculous and totally irresponsible."

The protests occurred after a concerning rise of coronavirus cases across the UK meant further restrictions being implemented by the government in a bid to stop cases spreading.

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Though the UK has had around 430,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 41,000 deaths relating to the virus, a small minority of people are disregarding the risk with a few even adamant the pandemic is a hoax.

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Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman gestures after falling as police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
An injured protestor gestures during a clash with protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman falls as police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
A demonstrator bleeds from a wound to his head as police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
Riot police face protesters who took part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
A protestor gestures during a clash with police in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
A demonstrator bleeds from a wound to his head as police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
Police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
Riot police face protesters who took part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
English conspiracy theorist David Icke is guarded out of a demonstration after taking part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A policeman (2L) bleeds during a clash with protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
Police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
David Icke speaking at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
Protesters and police at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
A demonstrator bleeds from a wound to his head as police move in to disperse protesters in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Demonstrators attend a Resist and Act for Freedom anti-mask rally at Trafalgar Square on September 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
David Icke (left) at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
People take part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
People take part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
People take part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
People take part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 26: Members of StandUpX, a community of people protesting vaccination and coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, gather at Trafalgar Square during a mass rally against wearing mask, taking test and government restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in London, United Kingdom on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 26: Members of StandUpX, a community of people protesting vaccination and coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, gather at Trafalgar Square during a mass rally against wearing mask, taking test and government restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in London, United Kingdom on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 26: Members of StandUpX, a community of people protesting vaccination and coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, gather at Trafalgar Square during a mass rally against wearing mask, taking test and government restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in London, United Kingdom on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Piers Corbyn, the brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, at a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 26: Members of StandUpX, a community of people protesting vaccination and coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, gather at Trafalgar Square during a mass rally against wearing mask, taking test and government restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in London, United Kingdom on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 26: Members of StandUpX, a community of people protesting vaccination and coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, gather at Trafalgar Square during a mass rally against wearing mask, taking test and government restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in London, United Kingdom on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 26: Members of StandUpX, a community of people protesting vaccination and coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, gather at Trafalgar Square during a mass rally against wearing mask, taking test and government restrictions imposed to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in London, United Kingdom on September 26, 2020. (Photo by Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
A protester holds up an anti-Bill Gates placard in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square in London on September 26, 2020, at a 'We Do Not Consent!' mass rally against vaccination and government restrictions designed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and taking tests for the virus. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
People wearing masks take part in a 'We Do Not Consent' rally at Trafalgar Square, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions, in London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Conspiracy theorist David Icke attends a Resist and Act for Freedom anti-mask rally at Trafalgar Square on September 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: A woman prays during a Resist and Act for Freedom anti-mask rally at Trafalgar Square on September 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: A protestor holding a placard attends a Resist and Act for Freedom anit-mask rally at Trafalgar Square on September 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
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The resulting protest on Saturday, 26 September, saw officers clashing with demonstrators, many of whom did not adhere to social distancing regulations, after police intervened to break up a protest in Trafalgar Square.

Nine police officers were injured, with two requiring hospital treatment for head injuries, while 16 people were arrested.

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Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Ade Adelekan said: "As the crowds began to swell in Trafalgar Square, it became impossible for people to maintain social distancing and keep each other safe.

"Likewise, there appeared to be no efforts by organisers to engage with crowds and keep those assembling safe from transmitting the virus."

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