London police arrested 19 protestors for not adhering to social distancing

London police arrested 19 people on Saturday in Hyde Park for deliberately breaking social distancing guidelines in protest against the rules.

Deliberately breaking rules

London police arrested 19 people on Saturday for breaking social distancing guidelines in protest.

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Police took calculated measures

Laurence Taylor, Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, said that officers tried to ask the group to disperse in a calm manner.

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19 protestors arrested

The crowd did not listen to the police, resulting in 19 people being arrested, and a further ten being issued with a fixed penalty notice.

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Hyde Park

The protests took place in London's Hyde Park.

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Standing against government

The protestors were standing against the way the UK government has handled the pandemic situation in the country.

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