Coronavirus REBELLION as Liverpool locals RAVE on streets – ‘Herd immunity here we come!’ | UK | News
Police have been dispatched to the streets of Liverpool to tackle swarms of young people partying on the street. It comes as the city heads into third tier coronavirus restrictions today after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the “traffic light” system. One partier was overheard shouting “herd immunity here we come” while drinking in the streets. Onlookers were stunned by the scenes, with one resident saying to the Liverpool Echo it was “one of the most horrible sights that I’ve witnessed”.
Young ravers flooded the streets of Liverpool shortly after the 10pm curfew for pubs and bars.
People can be seen dancing in the streets with no face masks or social distancing guidelines.
A shocking video shows a police car being surrounded by the partiers, with some appearing to attack the officer’s vehicle.
Other footage shows people hugging each other while officers try and move them on.
Onlookers were stunned by the scenes, with one resident saying to the Liverpool Echo it was “one of the most horrible sights that I’ve witnessed”.
They added: A large group of young partygoers who were defying every single social distancing rule imaginable attacked a police car on Concert Square.
“This event had a particularly big impact on me because it made clear that this second lockdown that Liverpool will find itself in from tomorrow will have the potential to unleash a very dangerous wave of riots and uprising of people that don’t believe in coronavirus restrictions.
“This video might just be the start.”
Mr Johnson introduced the three tier system of restriction yesterday, in an effort to curb rapidly rising coronavirus cases.
Liverpool was put under “very high” tier restrictions, which sees the city forced to close its pubs and bars.
People in Liverpool also cannot meet with anyone outside of their household or support bubble in any setting.
The measures came into effect at midnight, with party-goers taking to the streets after pubs closed for the foreseeable future at 10pm.