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Hundreds ignore social distancing to flock to Birmingham and see Youtuber Canking


Hundreds of fans flocked to the Bull Ring in Birmingham yesterday to meet a YouTube star – ignoring the rules of social distancing.

Fans and bloggers came together to meet 17-year-old Prankster Canking at his "Covid fi dead" event, which flooded Birmingham city center.

The presence of the large group forced the nearby Primark store, the largest in the world, to close an hour earlier.

Canking, real name Jayden Gray, was discovered in the middle of the huge crowd, and hundreds of people followed him on Sunday.

The Prankster, who has amassed almost 270,000 subscribers on YouTube, is known for videos in which he asks questions on the streets, offers them money and even challenges them to hit him in the face.

Irish-born YouTube star Canking brought Birmingham city center to a halt yesterday after organizing a meet and greet event

The Prankster, who has amassed almost 270,000 subscribers on YouTube, is known for videos in which he asks questions on the streets, offers them money and even challenges them to hit him in the face

The Prankster, who has amassed almost 270,000 subscribers on YouTube, is known for videos in which he asks questions on the streets, offers them money and even challenges them to hit him in the face

YouTube star Canking, real name Jayden Gray, 17 years old

YouTube star Canking, real name Jayden Gray, 23 years old

The 17-year-old YouTube star Canking, real name Jayden Gray, was the main attraction of the event. Hundreds of fans followed

Canking was seen greeting fans and sharing punches, with screaming girls supposedly following him.

Canking was seen greeting fans and sharing punches, with screaming girls supposedly following him.

Canking was seen greeting fans and sharing punches. Screaming girls were reportedly following him during the event

Who is canking? Irish-born teenage YouTube star who challenges people to punch him in the face

Canking, real name Jayden Gray, 17, was born and raised in Ireland before moving to England at the age of 10.

He started his YouTube channel in January 2012 and has since built up a large fan base online.

In his most popular videos with over a million views, he offers £ 100 to people who can sing songs word for word.

The Prankster, who has amassed almost 270,000 subscribers on YouTube, is also known for videos in which he asks questions on the streets, offers them money and even challenges them to hit him in the face.

He also publishes music and has thousands of followers on his other social media sites, including Instagram, which promoted his "Covid fi dead" event in Birmingham on Sunday.

The event took place yesterday at 2 p.m. after several other social media stars were invited to his meet and greet.

Canking was seen greeting fans and sharing punches, with screaming girls supposedly following him.

The YouTube personality was born and raised in Ireland before moving to England at the age of 10.

He started his YouTube channel in January 2012 and has since built up a large fan base online.

In his most popular videos with over a million views, he offers £ 100 to people who can sing songs word for word.

According to the current guidelines on social distancing, gatherings of more than six people from different households are prohibited.

Hundreds of fans gathered, however, and the majority of the mostly young people didn't seem to wear masks when they mixed in the city center.

West Midlands Police superintendent Gareth Morris wrote on Twitter: “The number of groups in the downtown area appears to be due to some internet bloggers visiting the city and young fans showing up to see them.

"Officers in attendance and hopefully they'll start solving now."

A witness said: "You were following someone … a young man I know as a singer, but not sure.

& # 39; There were young girls who screamed. Primark and some other stores had to close because large groups were trying to enter. & # 39;

A Bullring & Grand Central spokesman said: "The safety of our customers, colleagues and retailers is our primary concern and we urge all visitors to follow the social distance guidelines."

Hundreds of fans gathered, and the majority of the mostly young people didn't seem to wear masks when they mixed in the city center

Hundreds of fans gathered, and the majority of the mostly young people didn't seem to wear masks when they mixed in the city center

Hundreds of fans gathered, and the majority of the mostly young people didn't seem to wear masks when they mixed in the city center

According to the current guidelines on social distancing, gatherings of more than six people from different households are prohibited

According to the current guidelines on social distancing, gatherings of more than six people from different households are prohibited

Supporters huddled together to see the Youtuber, squeezed together to get a better view and take pictures of Canking

Supporters huddled together to see the Youtuber, squeezed together to get a better view and take pictures of Canking

Supporters huddled together to see the Youtuber, squeezed together to get a better view and take pictures of Canking

Huge crowds greeted the star

Huge crowds greeted the star

Huge crowds greeted the star. A witness said: “Young girls screamed. Primark and some other stores had to close due to massive groups trying to enter. & # 39;

Canking started its YouTube channel in January 2012 and has since built up a large fan base online

Canking started its YouTube channel in January 2012 and has since built up a large fan base online

Canking started its YouTube channel in January 2012 and has since built up a large online fan base – hundreds for the Birmingham event

Confused shoppers watched YouTube star fans flooded Birmingham city center yesterday afternoon and most didn't seem to be wearing face masks

Confused shoppers watched YouTube star fans flooded Birmingham city center yesterday afternoon and most didn't seem to be wearing face masks

It comes after police forces across the UK have been forced to take action against lockdown parties and illegal raves after violence broke out in London last week.

A massive block party took place in West Kilburn on Friday before moving to Maida Vale, where the riot police used shields and truncheons to fight hundreds of revelers throwing missiles at them.

It was the third night of unrest after the Brixton and Notting Hill raves, which both became violent and resulted in police injuries.

Many high-profile figures, including Home Secretary Priti Patel and former Met Police commissioner Lord Ian Blair, have condemned violence against the police in recent weeks.

The Met has agreed to put around 1,000 on-call officers and more than 80 police cars on the streets of London on standby today, before clashes are predicted this weekend.

After Exmouth riots this week – including a mass brawl of up to 200 people – the Devon and Cornwall police have put together a spreading notice to ensure that those who are likely to cause problems can be taken away.

In Cheshire, police vowed to take action against a proposed rave in Knutsford over the weekend, while in Staffordshire officials warned potential revelers not to pause and think.

A scattering order was issued in Liverpool after noisy football fans set fire to the Liver Building as celebrations for the league win in Liverpool continued for a second night.