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Why are the protestors not being arrested (England)?

(9 Posts)
chopc Sun 14-Jun-20 09:59:55

They are breaking the social distancing rule which I think is currently law?

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frozendaisy Sun 14-Jun-20 11:02:51

There is the right to peaceful protest regardless of other laws.

OntheWaves40 Sun 14-Jun-20 11:04:29

I don’t think the police had the resources. Not enough police/van space/cell space for all those prats.

Destroyedpeople Sun 14-Jun-20 11:05:27

No..social distancing is not 'law' it's 'rules '

Should the police arrest every protestor?

MereDintofPandiculation Sun 14-Jun-20 12:22:08

onepumpcourt.co.uk/news/covid-19-legal-mythbuster/

Social distancing is guidance not law

ItsInTheShed Sun 14-Jun-20 12:24:31

the police would have to get extremely close to them to arrest them!!

much less than 2 metres.....which is then also breaking social distancing guidelines.....

RoseAndRose Sun 14-Jun-20 12:27:39

BBC says there were over 100 arrests,

LillianBland Sun 14-Jun-20 12:30:50

Because arresting people could start a riot and most of the protests have been very civilised. I don’t agree with protests during a pandemic and do worry about it increasing the risk of spread, but I can’t fault most of the protesters.

HeIenaDove Sun 14-Jun-20 16:57:52

The guy who spat at a picnicker needs to be found and arrested.

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