Arrests made as large groups gather at Harrods on first weekend after lockdown

Four arrests have been made by police for breaches in the coronavirus regulations. As hundreds of people gathered in central London on the first weekend of freedom after the month-long lockdown.

Arrests made as large groups gather at Harrods: Hundreds of youngsters mobbed Harrods in Knightsbridge. Crowding together in large groups outside and also trying to enter the store. Most of them were not wearing any face masks or social distancing. Subsequently, Police were called in after clashes with security staff at the luxury store to disperse the crowds. And four arrests were made for covid rule breaches and affray.

Also, many people criticised the groups for their blatant disrespect for the rules with Twitter users taking to social media to complain. One said “No wonder covid is spreading! Selfish, idiotic kids with no brains or thoughts for others!”. While another commented “People in London are totally stupid and that’s a fact.” A third person tweeted “Can you believe these people?. If brains were a virus they would be the healthiest people on earth, just waiting for an accident to happen.”

Additionally, The Metropolitan Police released a statement saying. “Police were called at around 13:09hrs on Saturday, 5 December to reports of a large group of people. Attempting to enter a shop in Brompton Road, SW1. Four males were arrested in total. Two for affray, one for breach of Covid regulations, and another for a public order offense and breach of Covid regulations.

Later, the crowd have since dispersed.” The West End saw crowds forming on the first weekend after lockdown. With pictures showing a packed Covent Garden and Soho. Buskers took to the streets and made lots of money while the bars and restaurants around Soho were packed.


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