Day: May 16, 2020

19 arrested as anti-lockdown protests take place across country

May 16, 2020

19 people have been arrested during a protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Hyde Park on Saturday. The arrests include the brother of former Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn, Piers, who was taken away in handcuffs after he joined demonstrators with a megaphone proclaiming the debunked conspiracy that 5G and the pandemic are linked. The London […]

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Piers Corbyn among 19 held in coronavirus lockdown protests

May 16, 2020

The brother of the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was one of 19 protesters arrested on Saturday, as small demonstrations against the coronavirus lockdown took place across the country. Protesters gathered on green spaces across the UK holding placards describing the lockdown rules as unlawful and claiming that the government measures were suppressing civil rights. […]

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Haringey stabbing: 'Dangerous individual' still at large after London killing, police warn

May 16, 2020

A suspected killer remains on the loose three days after the fatal stabbing of a 23-year-old man in north London, police have admitted. Jemal Ebrahim was found heavily wounded in Russell Road, Haringey, on Wednesday evening and later died in hospital. Four men, all in their 20s, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of affray […]

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London police accused of racial profiling in lockdown searches

May 16, 2020

Police in London have been accused of racial profiling by a school pastoral support worker whose account on Twitter of being handcuffed and questioned has prompted questions about the role of officers during the city’s lockdown. Dwayne Francis, who was detained while waiting in his car for a post office to open en route to […]

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Tube drivers told they can refuse to work if they feel their safety is at risk

May 16, 2020

A union has told London Underground drivers they have the right to refuse to work if they believe they are at risk of serious danger during the coronavirus crisis. Trade union for train drivers Aslef said it wanted to see Tube services increase, but only in a way that was safe for staff and passengers. […]

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Barking warehouse fire: 125 crew battle blaze

May 16, 2020

Twenty fire engines sent to single-storey warehouse blaze in east London Fire fighters at the scene of the fire in Barking, east London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters tackled a fire at a warehouse in Barking, east London, the London fire brigade (LFB) has said. Officers were called to a […]

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