A massive street party scene erupted in Liverpool just hours before the city-region entered its most extreme tier of local lockdown.
One clip posted to Snapchat Map had the caption ‘Herd immunity here we come’, with swathes of young people seen wildly raving on the cobbles around Concert Square, and in another video, ravers could be heard singing along to 1961 pop it ‘Hey! Baby!’ by Bruce Channel after moving out of bars and pubs from 10 pm.
Whilst in some footage, it showed people swarming around a police car as it drove through the square.
The Liverpool City Region has agreed to sign up to tier 3 restrictions, barring households integrating indoors and closing pubs unless they can operate as restaurants.
One video, taken from a flat above the party area, showed dozens of people jamming the streets as a police car endeavoured to move through them, and an unidentified person who filmed the scene from an upstairs flat, told a news outlet that it was one of the most horrific sights that they’d witnessed.
They said that a considerable group of young revellers who were defying every single social distancing rule imaginable attacked a police car on Concert Square and that the event had quite a big impact on them because it made it apparent that this second lockdown that Liverpool now finds itself in will have the potential to unleash an extremely dangerous surge of riots and rebellion of people that don’t believe in coronavirus restrictions.
In some of the footage, people can be seen embracing each other and jumping around as police officers move them on from the area.
Merseyside Police said in a statement the large gathering was dispersed quickly and safely, and they added that all businesses in the region had closed and the incident had been stood down.
Chief Superintendent Peter Costello said that while they understand how the new rules will be implemented and will be frustrating for some, they will continue to urge everyone to abide by them, including keeping social distancing for the safety of everyone.
Reporting the restrictions on Monday, the Government said approximately 40 per cent of all coronavirus cases in England were in the north-west of the country, with Liverpool and its surrounding regions having recorded more than 1,000 new cases per day of late.
Now we can see the sorry state of our society when alcohol is more important than life, or the life of a loved one, but the Government needs businesses to remain open for the economy.
But people simply can’t behave themselves and there’s no such word as sensible anymore and some people don’t take kindly to being told what to do, but sadly they don’t have enough savvy either to understand the consequences.
However, it’s not all the young ones that are ignoring the rules – let’s not pretend that the older generation don’t go to the pub as well, but the problem is that once people in power start pleasing themselves, the sheep then follow.