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Despite strict lockdown rules, hundreds of people pack up at the Cutty Sark in London


More than 500 night owls who break the lockdown are broken up by police as they ignore social distancing and band together for an impromptu party at the Cutty Sark in south London

  • Angry passers-by shared images of the crowd in Greenwich on social media
  • Some angry locals claimed the Christmas market popped up
  • Pictures showed mask-free night owls defying the rules of social distancing on the river

A huge crowd of Londoners opposing the lockdown have gathered along the Thames in violation of strict social distancing rules.

Angry passers-by said up to 400 people gathered in Greenwich tonight when some angry locals claimed a Christmas market had turned up.

The pictures showed mask-free night owls defying the rules of social distancing to listen to a street musician playing the guitar.

The masts of the historic British ship Cutty Sark can be seen illuminated in the background.

As part of the country's second lockdown, which began on November 5, outdoor social gatherings are prohibited.

Despite the nationwide second lockdown, a huge crowd of Londoners who oppose the lockdown have gathered by the River Thames in Greenwich (pictured).

Angry passers-by said up to 400 people gathered in Greenwich tonight (some pictured) when some angry locals claimed a Christmas market had popped up

Angry passers-by said up to 400 people gathered in Greenwich tonight (some pictured) when some angry locals claimed a Christmas market had popped up

Two members of different households are allowed to meet outdoors, but the two-meter social distancing rules must be followed.

One viewer shared pictures on Twitter and wrote, “I can't believe it's a lockdown. People gather by the river and sing. There's even a Christmas market next to Cutty Sark. & # 39;

Another passerby wrote: “How can there possibly be a Christmas market tonight where hundreds of people gather without masks or keep their distance from the Cutty Sark during a nationwide lockdown? So irresponsible! & # 39;

Meanwhile, in Wandsworth, pictures of crowds drinking in crowds outdoors were shared on Twitter

Meanwhile, in Wandsworth, pictures of crowds drinking in crowds outdoors were shared on Twitter

While drinking, groups gathered along the street. An affected viewer shared the pictures on Twitter

While drinking, groups gathered along the street. An affected viewer shared the pictures on Twitter

Yuning Zhang said the revelers drank "in large groups, presumably several households."

Yuning Zhang said the revelers drank "in large groups, presumably several households."

Meanwhile, in Wandsworth, pictures of crowds drinking in crowds outdoors were shared on Twitter.

Yuning Zhang said the revelers drank "in large groups, presumably several households."

In response to their post, the police said that local officials were made aware of the incident.

The pictures showed mask-free night owls defying the rules of social distancing while singing to music in Greenwich

The pictures showed mask-free night owls defying the rules of social distancing while singing to music in Greenwich

The masts of the historic British ship Cutty Sark can be seen illuminated in the background in Greenwich

The masts of the historic British ship Cutty Sark can be seen illuminated in the background in Greenwich

Another passerby wrote: “How can there possibly be a Christmas market tonight where hundreds of people gather without masks or keep their distance from the Cutty Sark during a nationwide lockdown? So irresponsible! & # 39;

Another passerby wrote: “How can there possibly be a Christmas market tonight where hundreds of people gather without masks or keep their distance from the Cutty Sark during a nationwide lockdown? So irresponsible! & # 39;

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