A crowd partying after pubs closed in Liverpool’s city center on October 13 blocked the road in front of a police car and pelted it with drinks containers just hours before new coronavirus restrictions came into effect in the city.
Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson condemned images from the night. “These pictures shame our city,” he said. Doctors and other officials also condemned the scenes.
Hannah Lacy, who filmed this footage, told Storyful: “As people left the bars and clubs for the 10 pm curfew, they began to join together in the street and started singing songs. Then it turned to anti-Tory chants and more and more people joined. A single police car turned up at the scene but the people weren’t fazed and began to surround it, shouting and chanting. The police car left and the crowd got bigger. After around half an hour, people dispersed and further police arrived at the scene.”
Liverpool was placed in the highest tier of the UK government’s regional 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 to 43,018. Credit: Hannah Lacy via Storyful