SEVERAL people were arrested in Liverpool on Thursday, as protesters gathered to reject the England lockdown measures put in place by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
People could be seen being sprayed and resisting arrest, leading to officers tacking them to the ground.
One protester, who stressed he was a family man and a business man, said he has been forced to close his business for the time being.
“I’m worried about my kids. But what it is, is right, is I got onto this sort of thing. Remember the year 2000, Millennium bug, when they scared the life out of the world for six months, this [is] the same thing. Fear is a great controller.”
“Ok. So basically, we’re being controlled using fear. We all need to sort of, how can I put it? Raise our vibration, raise our frequency,” he said,
Another protester expressed his anger at the forced curfew. The new measures, which include the closing of restaurants, pubs, gyms and non-essential shops, were announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, following a UK Cabinet meeting.
The decision came as the UK surpassed one million confirmed coronavirus cases.