Jeremy Corbyn’s brother led an anti-lockdown march of 500 people through Manchester today – as demonstrations also erupted in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Brighton.
Prominent anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn, 73, chanted ‘freedom, freedom’ and said ‘we are at war with vaccinations’ as throngs of mask-free demonstrators watched on.
Crowds cheered as the conspiracy theorist, and older brother of the former-Labour leader, revealed that just days earlier he was found guilty of breaching Covid lockdown rules by attending a similar anti-lockdown gathering in May – but walked away punishment-free.
Corbyn was handed an absolute discharge on December 2 – meaning he will not be fined or face any further punishment – when a judge heard he had spent 12 hours in custody after being arrested for attending a gathering at Speakers’ Corner on May 16.
During the demonstration today, participants clutched signs reading ‘say no to the vaccine’, ‘no gestapo policing’, and ‘this is tyranny’.
Following today’s march, local councillor Pat Karney, wrote on Twitter: ‘They came from all over the country and marched on Market St. Now being addressed by that fountain of enlightenment Piers Corbyn.
‘Had grown men tell me I will regret it when I am chipped and Bill Gates can kill me. Manchester Council will call out all this dangerous nonsense.’
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