MET Police detained a protester in a London anti-Lockdown protest that took place outside New Scotland Yard.
Barnaby Nerberka a journalist for Ruptly shared a video on his Twitter feed that revealed Protesters ‘hugging in defiance of social distancing rules.’
— Barnaby Nerberka (@barnabynerberka) May 2, 2020
“Protesters in London are hugging in front of New Scotland Yard in defiance of #COVID__19 social distancing regulations.” said Barnaby.
He added: “Police have now detained a protester for refusing to disperse.”
The protest was widely condemned by Twitter users with one user writing: “Any parent making their kids take part in these need a social services intervention.”
Stephen Morrison said: “This is the only chance these freaks will ever get to hugging someone.”
Another user was supportive though, with Jack Lord Oatkon writing: “Excellent to see this!”
Politicalite has contacted Met Police for comment.