Police break up crowds enjoying last night in London before Tier 2 restrictions are enforced

Police last night broke up crowds of drinkers enjoying last night in London before Tier 2 kicked in at midnight.

Piers Corbyn was among those who gathered outside bars in Soho last night to “drink against curfew,” ahead of Tier 2 restrictions coming into force across the capital.

A small protest against the new measures was staged in Soho. Some revellers in the central London hub were led away in handcuffs as police acted to disperse crowds shortly after 10:30pm.

The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also joined the protests. Piers Corbyn has previously been arrested and fined £10,000 for breaching coronavirus regulations.

“We’re here to drink against curfew,” he said. “To oppose the lockdowns, to oppose job losses caused by lockdowns, to oppose all of it. The whole lot should be lifted now.”

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