Moment anti-lockdown protester asks bemused bystanders to call the police while being ARRESTED at rally in London where Jerermy Corbyn’s brother Piers was also detained
- The demonstrator called for help and claimed he was being abducted by officers
- The man, who was not wearing mask, yelled as five police marshalled him to van
- The arrest appeared to be linked to an anti-lockdown music event in Richmond
- Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers was taken away from the Jam For Freedom event
This is the bizarre moment an anti-lockdown protester asked bystanders to call the police while he was being arrested.
The demonstrator pleaded for help and claimed he was being abducted as officers tried to restrain him.
The man, who was not wearing a face covering, continued to yell as five policemen marshalled him into a squad van.
The arrest appeared to be linked to an anti-lockdown music event on Richmond Green in south west London this afternoon.
Jeremy Corbyn’s conspiracy theorist older brother Piers was also led away from the Jam For Freedom meet up by officers.
Jeremy Corbyn’s conspiracy theorist older brother Piers was also led away from the Jam For Freedom meet up by officers
Footage showed the man shouting as he stood with police outside a cafe on the outskirts of the green.
He yelled: ‘Help, help, someone call the police. I’m being abducted, please help me someone, I’m being abducted.’
He continued his rant as onlookers gathered and laughed while other police offers watched.
Five policemen dragged him towards a waiting police van but he appeared to resist and continued to shout.
He said: ‘Help me please, I’m being abducted. Help, call the police, call the police someone please call the police.’
This is the bizarre moment an anti-lockdown protester asked bystanders to call the police while he was being arrested
Police reportedly made multiple arrests at Richmond Green following the illegal music event.
There were said to have been up to 50 protesters who attended, with about 30 officers trying to disperse them.
Piers Corbyn, who is a regular at anti-lockdown demonstrations, was among those being led away.
An event circulating on social media had previously advertised a music festival in the park today.
The event, named Jam for Freedom, promised ‘live bands and food vans’ on the popular green.
The event description said: ‘Can’t wait to see you smiling and dancing once again! London, we’re coming for you!’
Piers Corbyn, who is a regular at anti-lockdown demonstrations, was among those being led away
Leader of Richmond Council Gareth Roberts said on Twitter: ‘Because of concerns raised with me about the illegal anti-lockdown gatherings today on Richmond Green & Riverside I went along to view the scene.
‘Thanks to @MPSRichmond @metpoliceuk @ElisabethChappl and our colleagues at @LBRUT and @ParkguardLtd for their robust response.’
Leader of South West Command Unit for the Met Elisabeth Chapple replied: ‘Thank you for your support @Gareth_Roberts_.’
She added: ‘Your partnership and leadership in Richmond is much appreciated.’
Under the current government guidelines, people should only leave their house to pick up essential supplies or exercise. Gathering in groups is strictly prohibited.
The Met said: ‘At around 14:45 hrs on Saturday 6 March police attended a demonstration on Richmond Green.
‘A 73-year old man was arrested on suspicion of Health Protection Regulation offences. He was taken to a south London police station.’