Protesters lay on the street outside Dominic Cummings’ house in a “die-in” on Thursday evening in protest against the Government’s response to coronavirus.
Wearing masks and holding signs, around 20 campaigners joined the demonstration in north London, two weeks since news broke of the Downing Street adviser’s relocation to Durham and drive to Barnard Castle during the UK lockdown.
The protesters were outside Mr Cummings’ property for around 30 minutes and told the PA news agency they were all socially distanced.
They added the response from the street was “largely positive”, with around 15 neighbours joining them and one leading a chant of “Black Lives Matter”.
“Over 50,000 dead while you’re playing king of the castle,” read one of the group’s signs.
One protester, Sita Bilani, was unable to attend the funeral of her aunt, who died with Covid-19 in April, due to social distancing measures and said: “It’s insulting to hear Boris Johnson say we should ‘move on’.
“The lack of remorse, not just for Cummings’ disregard for the rules but for the thousands of preventable deaths is a disgrace.”
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