Jeremy Corbyn’s brother led a protest against the coronavirus lockup today – which had to be shut down by the police.
Piers Corbyn led the rally in Glastonbury, Somerset, against the government foreclosure, which he said was killing more people.
A video uploaded shows Mr. Corbyn, the 73-year-old brother of the former Labor leader, giving a speech.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Corbyn said: “We want to end the lockdown so that the NHS can start doing its job again to help the most vulnerable people who are locked up in care homes or stay mad at home .
Piers Corbyn (photo) led the rally in Glastonbury, Somerset, against the government foreclosure, which he said was causing the deaths of more people
Filmed footage of activists at Glastonbury Market Place shows them in conflict with police – and denying that social distancing is needed to stop the spread of the disease
“The lockdown does the opposite of what it was supposed to achieve.”
He said more than 100 people attended the event.
A witness said that Mr. Corbyn was the “leader” of the protest – to which Avon and Somerset were called.
In his speech, Mr. Corbyn – a climate skeptic and weather forecaster – could be heard saying, “We all know that the lockdown has failed us. It caused misery.
“We know there is no pandemic … We will have more deaths from loneliness, suicide and those who are excluded from the hospital. “
During his speech, Mr. Corbyn (right) heard: “We all know that the lock has failed us. It caused misery ”
He added: “We also know that countries that have not had a lockdown have even fewer people who die from this alleged coronavirus of any kind. “
He also said that everyone who gets “CV flu” will recover unless they have underlying health conditions.
Filmed footage of activists at Glastonbury Market Place shows them in conflict with the police – and denying that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.
A Glastonbury resident told Southwark News, “We were really horrified to see him. There were about fifty people at one time, there was even a violinist playing music.
“It was like a typical day in Glastonbury – there was no social distancing. Piers was the leader, he absolutely instigated this big public gathering, and it’s completely irresponsible.
A police spokesperson said: “We attended a small demonstration in the center of Glastonbury this afternoon. About 30 to 40 people came and the event was peaceful.
A witness said that Mr. Corbyn (pictured left at another demonstration) was the “leader” of the demonstration – to which Avon and the Somerset police were called. Right: Jeremy Corbyn
Police were called to the demonstration (photo), which they said saw 30 to 40 people gathered
Officers attended Market Place and spoke to those involved, explaining the need to comply with current guidelines, and the group then dispersed.
“We are delighted that the vast majority of people are complying with current home maintenance and social separation guidelines.
“We continue to encourage people to follow this message to protect our NHS and save lives.”
A ban on public gatherings of more than two people was implemented by the government in late March.
Many scientists have agreed that social distancing is necessary to save lives.