Piers Corbyn addresses crowds at protest against masks and 5G
Jeremy Corbyn’s conspiracy theorist brother Piers addresses crowds at protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G outside Welsh Parliament – as demonstrators declare ‘Covid is a hoax’
- Piers Corbyn, 73, addressed crowds at an anti-mask protest in Cardiff on Sunday
- Demonstrators held up placards reading ‘Covid is a hoax’ and ‘free your face’
- He said earlier that police warned him he may be arrested for going to Cardiff
- New coronavirus rules came into force in the Welsh capital on September 27
Piers Corbyn has addressed crowds at a protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G outside Welsh Parliament.
The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed dozens gathered on the steps of Welsh Parliament in Cardiff on Sunday.
Mr Corbyn, 73, wielded a microphone in front of a large banner declaring ‘End all Covid Vax’ and ‘Take down 5G’.
Several dozen people appeared to be at the rally, according to images, with other placards reading ‘Covid is a hoax’, ‘Freedom from tyranny’ and ‘Free your face’.
Piers Corbyn addressed crowds at a protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G outside Welsh Parliament, Senedd Cymru, on Sunday
Officers were seen speaking to demonstrators during the rally outside Senedd Cymru at Cardiff Bay.
It comes after the weather forecaster told his 38,000 Twitter followers on Saturday that police warned him that he could be arrested if he travelled to locked-down Cardiff.
He wrote: ‘I’m going. DEFY THEM! GO in huge numbers *£FreeCardiff*’
New coronavirus restrictions came into force in the Welsh capital on September 27 after a sharp rises of cases in the area.
People are not allowed to enter or leave the Cardiff council area without a reasonable excuse, according to the government website.
Residents are also restricted from meeting indoors with anyone who is not part of their household or form an extended ‘bubble’ without a good reason.
The government guidance allows up to a maximum of 30 people to meet outdoors, but they must all live in the Cardiff council area and social distancing must be adhered to.
MailOnline has contacted South Wales Police for comment.
Several dozen people appeared to attend the rally, with demonstrators brandishing placards reading ‘Covid is a hoax’, ‘Freedom from tyranny’ and ‘Free your face’
The weather forecaster told his 38,000 Twitter followers on Saturday that police warned him that he could be arrested if he travelled to Cardiff, which is under lockdown measures
Mr Corbyn has recently addressed several similar rallies and was charged under coronavirus legislation over a pre-planned illegal gathering in Sheffield city centre last month.
He was bailed to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court in November.
The conspiracy theorist has appeared at rallies in numerous cities across recent weeks, including in Nottingham, Oxford and London.
Mr Corbyn joined anti-lockdown protesters when at least 15,000 demonstrators descended on Trafalgar Square last month.
Attendees of the ‘We Do Not Consent’ rally ditched their masks as they crammed into the London square, despite Metropolitan Police pleading with people to stick to Britain’s coronavirus rules.
Sixteen people were arrested during the demonstration – which later moved to Hyde Park – and nine police officers were injured with two rushed to hospital.
Mr Corbyn was among the crowd alongside conspiracy theorist David Icke, 68, who has made a series of false claims linking Covid-19 to 5G technology.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said the breach had ‘put people in danger of transmitting the virus’ which voided their risk assessment and left those at the event ‘no longer exempt’ from Covid-19 restrictions.
Officers were reportedly seen speaking to demonstrators during the gathering outside Senedd Cymru at Cardiff Bay
Skirmishes broke out between protesters and police later in the day, with those in attendance chanting ‘shame on you’ – shoving at officers as they passed through the crammed crowd.
The meteorologist was also handed the first £10,000 fine in London for an illegal gathering in August after he organised a march claiming coronavirus is a hoax.
He led more than 10,000 anti-lockdown protesters who believe coronavirus is a hoax at the ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally in Trafalgar Square on August 29.
He was among eight other offenders who were fined across the rest of England under the lockdown measures at that time, which are designed to stop gatherings of more than 30 people.
The arrest of Mr Corbyn in Trafalgar Square was the third time the divisive anti-lockdown campaigner has been arrested since the pandemic started. He was carted out of Hyde Park by officers on May 16 and May 30.
Mr Corbyn has previously made unfounded links between the super-fast internet technology and Covid-19, calling the pandemic a ‘pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order’.
Mr Corbyn has addressed several similar anti-lockdown rallies in recent weeks, including during a demonstration at Old Market Square in Nottingham on October 3 (above)
There is no evidence to link the super-fast internet technology and coronavirus, with scientists fearing that a rise in measles among children can be attributed in part to unfounded fears about vaccines.
Conspiracy theorists have made baseless claims the burgeoning 5G super-fast internet network is behind the coronavirus outbreak and that towers could emit dangerous radiation in a misinformation campaign that has seen some towers vandalised.
Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious disease and have virtually eradicated smallpox, polio and tetanus in the UK, the NHS says.
But if people stop getting vaccinated then diseases can quickly spread again, it said.
There is no evidence that vaccines cause autism, allergies or other conditions, weaken the immune system in any way, or contain harmful ingredients.
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