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19 arrests as Protestors gather because they believe Coronavirus is fake

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Nineteen people have been arrested during a protest against the Coronavirus lockdown measures within Hyde Park.

10 further people have been issued with fixed penalty notices after a group of protestors gathered in central London.

Piers Corbyn the brother of former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was one of those arrested.

He was taken away in handcuffs after he joined protesters with a megaphone and proclaimed that 5g and the coronavirus were linked.

He claimed that “5G enhances anyone who’s got the illness from Covid” adding that the lockdown was a “pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order”.

He was arrested after he declined to leave when asked by a police officer and declining to give his details when asked by officers.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said most protesters were “largely compliant” with Government guidance on social distancing.

“With the easing of restrictions we fully expected open spaces to be busy this weekend,” she said.

“It was pleasing to see that people were largely compliant with the Government guidance. Where they weren’t, and after we engaged with them, they quickly were.

“It was disappointing that a relatively small group in Hyde Park came together to protest the regulations in clear breach of the guidance, putting themselves and others at risk of infection.

“Officers once again, took a measured approach and tried to engage the group to disperse.

“They clearly had no intention of doing so, and so it did result in 19 people being arrested, and a further ten being issued with a fixed penalty notice.”

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