‘Piers Corbyn, Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, ‘led’ an anti-coronavirus lockdown protest in Glastonbury today – attended by an estimated fifty people.
Mr Corbyn, a Walworth-based activist, was the ‘ringleader’ of the protest, a witness alleged, to which Avon and Somerset Police were called.
The incident has sparked outrage among ‘responsible’ residents of the town, she said.
Footage filmed by the activists in Glastonbury’s Market Place show them remonstrating with police – and denying that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.
Gatherings of more than two people are banned by law.
Mr Corbyn – who denies that there is a coronavirus pandemic – can be seen delivering a speech through a loudspeaker at the protest, which ended after 1pm.
“We were really horrified to see it,” said the Glastonbury resident, who did not wish to give her name. “There were about fifty people at one point, there was even a fiddler playing music.
“It was like a typical day in Glastonbury – there was no social distancing at all. Piers was the ringleader, he absolutely incited this big public gathering, and that’s completely irresponsible.”
She estimated that around six or seven police officers attended the scene of the mass gathering in defiance of the lockdown – but she did not see any arrests or action to move the residents on.’