Crowds in Liverpool’s city center were seen partying on the street on October 13, just hours before new coronavirus restrictions came into effect amid an increase in case numbers.
Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson condemned images from the night that showed a police car being pelted by objects. “These pictures shame our city,” he said. Doctors and other officials also condemned the scenes.
Liverpool was placed in the highest tier of government restrictions, meaning pubs and bars must close unless they serve meals.
On October 13, 17,234 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the UK. There were 143 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 43,018. Credit: Jay Wilko via Storyful