Four Speakers’ Corner protesters arrested under Covid-19 regulations – MyLondon



Four people who attended a protest at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park today (Saturday) were arrested under England’s Covid-19 regulations.

Police attended a gathering of people, reported to be an anti-lockdown protest, between 1pm and 2pm and made the arrests.

They said that the rest of the crowd left shortly afterwards.

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Metropolitan Police Westminister tweeted: “Four people arrested for breach of Covid regulations today between 1300hrs/1400hrs today after gathering at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park for a protest.

“All remain in custody.

“Remainder of crowd have been dispersed.”

Supt Michael Walsh, Central West Command Unit, said:

“We take reports of breaches of Covid-19 restrictions seriously.

“We are still in a pandemic and it is extremely selfish of a small minority of people to carry on without regard for the regulations.”