Our Girl star Sean Ward slammed by fans after boasting he attended controversial anti-lockdown protest in London

OUR Girl actor Sean Ward has been slammed after boasting that he went to an anti-lockdown protest in London.

The 32-year-old was one of thousands of mask-less demonstrators that took to Hyde Park yesterday to rally against coronavirus lockdown rules.

Sean took to Instagram to share a series of snaps and videos from the protest, celebrating that "80,000 people" had come together to march.

Filming himself walking through London, he cited the "psychological trauma" lockdown has caused "so many people" as his reason for joining.

"Over 80,000 people. All ages. Races. Creeds. All standing together for our basic human rights," he captioned the video of the march.

"The irony of it all is that we can't all be crazy. We aren't all conspiracy theorists who hate the NHS. Quite the opposite."

Sean smiled as he cosied up for photographs alongside friends and fans, inciting more fury from followers who slammed him and said they were "unfollowing".

"I am unfollowing you, I've been here since our girl started and I've stayed because everyone is entitled to their own opinions but promoting this is a step too far for me," one woman wrote.

"My friends husband is currently fighting for his life and all these people who won't vaccinate and protest are just spreaders. Shame on you all."

Another chimed in: "We are in lockdown!! Wtf! Ridiculous. Irresponsible. What a knob. How to ruin your 'career'."

"Attention seeking and selfish," a third added, while a fourth simply said: "Good luck getting another acting job. Scandalous."

"Disgusting behaviour! Yet another idiot getting deleted from my account," one man wrote. "Stupid, absolutely stupid."

One woman branded the protestors as "idiots", adding: "To think they allow people like you to breed. SHAKING MY HEAD."

Sean wasn't deterred by the haters, taking to the comments to show support for those who cited losing family and friends to "loneliness" and "suicide".

He went on to post an anonymous message from "a nurse" who discussed the fear of being "reprimanded for speaking out" about lockdown.

Sean captioned the post: "I’ll happily be the fall guy for now and peeps can go in on me and unfollow etc but I’ll refer you back to your government for where you should be sending that energy."

Over the weekend, the anti-lockdown protesters clashed with cops in London as officers arrested 36 people after they were pelted with bottles.

Just hours after the Met urged people not to join, thousands of people rallied to speak out against the ongoing national lockdown.

Cops were forced to run back to their vans, as protesters threw bottles and cans at them in Hyde Park.

Around a hundred police officers wearing riot helmets and carrying shields arrived at Hyde Park and urged people to go home.

Crowds of people held placards and chanted as they stormed the streets, with one banner reading "stop destroying our kids' lives".

Another woman held a sign which said: "Yes sex is great, but have you ever been f***ed by the Government?"

The demonstration marks the one-year anniversary of the first lockdown, with Brits told to stay at home for the first time on March 23 last year.

It comes as the nation eases itself out of the third shutdown, with measures next set to relax from March 29.

And police yesterday urged people not to protest, warning a "significant policing operation" would be in place to deal with flouters.

A statement from the Met read: "Those gathering will be encouraged to return home, if they do not, they face necessary and proportionate enforcement action. This could be a fixed penalty notice, or arrest."

It comes after a controversial new policing bill sailed through Parliament earlier in the week, handing sweeping new powers to cops and judges.

MPs voted 359 to 263 to approve the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, despite Labour’s efforts under Sir Keir Starmer to sink it and campaigners’ fears it will limit protest rights.

One of the powers imposes conditions on non-violent protests judged to be too noisy and thereby causing “intimidation or harassment”.

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