Coronavirus anti-lockdown protests: Piers Corbyn leads London demo

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A fire-breathing Piers Corbyn led another ‘street-party’ protest against Covid lockdown rules in north London last night as demonstrators called for end to social distancing.

Anti-mask demonstrators gathered at Camden Town tube station on Friday night for a “Cancel The Curfew” rally where they showed off party tricks and protested the 10pm curfew.

Jeremy Corbyn‘s brother Piers, 73, who was fined £10,000 for his part in a previous rally in August, performed fire breathing as part of the street party event.  

Piers Corbyn, 73, lead a 'street-party' protest against Covid lockdown rules in north London last night and performed a fire breathing party trick for the crowd

Piers Corbyn, 73, lead a ‘street-party’ protest against Covid lockdown rules in north London last night and performed a fire breathing party trick for the crowd

Over 50 protesters gathered at Camden Town tube station on Friday night for the anti-lockdown rally called "Cancel The Curfew"

Over 50 protesters gathered at Camden Town tube station on Friday night for the anti-lockdown rally called “Cancel The Curfew”

The “Cancel The Curfew” event was held to rally against the Covid-19 regulations affecting the hospitality industry in London under Tier 2 rules. 

Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers' was previously slapped with a £10k fine for organising an anti-lockdown protest

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers’ was previously slapped with a £10k fine for organising an anti-lockdown protest

Over 50 protesters gathered and played music, holding banners calling for an end to social distancing, 5G as well as wanting to halt any coronavirus vaccines. 

One of the protesters had a sign taped on his guitar reading: ‘If MPs and scientist could lose their jobs over Covid, they’d soon find it wasn’t a problem.’ 

Police attended the event where Piers Corbyn addressed the crowd that had gathered with a megaphone following anti-lockdown rallies around the country.  

Mr Corbyn was slapped with a £10,000 fixed penalty under new coronavirus laws for organising an anti-lockdown protest held at Trafalgar Square in August. 

His supporters have raised over £8,000 ‘in support of Piers’ resistance to the fine’ and if unsuccessful, the funds will be used to pay the fine. 

Anti-mask demonstrators held banners calling for an end to social distancing, 5G, and wearing masks as well as wanting to halt any coronavirus vaccines

Anti-mask demonstrators held banners calling for an end to social distancing, 5G, and wearing masks as well as wanting to halt any coronavirus vaccines

One of the protesters had a sign taped on his guitar reading: 'If MPs and scientist could lose their jobs over Covid, they'd soon find it wasn't a problem'

One of the protesters had a sign taped on his guitar reading: ‘If MPs and scientist could lose their jobs over Covid, they’d soon find it wasn’t a problem’

This comes as a second national lockdown is expected to be announced next week. 

Boris Johnson is expected to make the announcement on Monday, with the restrictions beginning on Wednesday. It is thought they could last until December 1. 

The dramatic move to blanket restrictions comes after scientists from the Sage committee yesterday presented No 10 with bleak figures showing that Covid is spreading ‘significantly’ faster than even their original ‘worst-case scenario’ prediction.

The scientists – backed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and senior minister Michael Gove – told them the virus was on track to kill 85,000 this winter, and that it was too late for a so-called ‘circuit break’ lockdown.

Schools are expected to remain open, but a source claimed to The Times that non-essential shops would shut. 

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