Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers was handed the first £ 10,000 fine in London for an illegal gathering after organizing a march claiming coronavirus was a hoax.
The 73-year-old meteorologist led more than 10,000 anti-lockdown protesters who believe coronavirus was a joke at the Unite for Freedom rally in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.
Mr Corbyn, the former Labor leader's older brother, was picked up by officials after the incident and his Twitter account has since confirmed that he was fined the whopping and "detained for ten hours".
He was among eight other offenders who were fined in the rest of England under new lockdown measures imposed on Friday to stop gatherings of more than 30 people.
The others who were fined had all organized raves or house parties.
Piers Corbyn (left), brother of former Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, spoke at a protest against Stop New Normal in Portobello Green, London on Sunday
Piers Corbyn is evacuated by police following yesterday's protest against the lockdown in Trafalgar Square
Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers (right) is a well-known conspiracy theorist who claims the coronavirus is linked to 5G cellular networks
The large crowd gathered in Trafalgar Square on Saturday to protest the government's coronavirus restrictions
The hefty fine is now being imposed by police forces across the country to prevent people from meeting in groups of more than 30 people.
On Saturday and well into the wee hours of Sunday, four people were fined £ 10,000 each for leading a rave in Headingly and another was fined for a house party in Leeds.
Two DJs were also fined £ 10,000 each and their equipment was confiscated by officers in Burley, West Yorkshire police said.
Mr Corbyn's arrest in Trafalgar Square marked the third time the divisive anti-lockdown activist had been arrested since the pandemic began. He was removed from Hyde Park by officials on May 16 and 30.
Another 1,715 people today tested positive for coronavirus in the largest daily increase in 12 weeks
On the upside, however, the country's death toll remains low with only one person dying after testing positive for the disease, bringing the total UK deaths during the pandemic to 41,499
The Unite for Freedom rally started at noon in the capital and protesters marched past Downing Street to the Houses of Parliament.
Pictures from the demonstration showed Trafalgar Square full of protesters – none of whom wore masks – with signs branding the pandemic as a "joke".
Other signs said masks reduced immunity, likening the restrictions to “child torture”. One person held a self-made poster on which they had scrawled “No to mandatory vaccines”.
David Icke took part in yesterday's protests and called on the police to "stop serving the psychopaths" and join the protesters in a speech to the cheering crowd.
Crowds packed up in Trafalgar Square on Saturday. A sign reading “We disagree” can be seen under the demonstrators
The protesters held signs saying "Planned Chemistry" and "Fraud". You also read: "Save Our Children" and "No Forced Vaccinations"
Other signs are "smiles instead of masks" and "the big reset = digital slavery". Thousands of protesters flocked to Trafalgar Square on Saturday
The video of the scene showed how the organizers refer to the government as "terrorists waging war against the people of this country".
One man says, “This is a political agenda to commit mass genocide of the population. This is their agenda. & # 39;
A poster for the event said: “Nothing is more important because the time is very short. The government is voting for a two-year extension of its Covid-19 emergency powers in September 2020.
& # 39; The first six months were a disaster – we can't go on! We have to take a stand. & # 39;
It lists its priorities as "no more bans, no social distancing, no masks". No trace or trace, no health passports. No compulsory vaccinations, no "new normal". Restore all human rights that have been violated. & # 39;
The poster lists "top doctors and nurses who speak out against GMC restrictions with the real truth about Covid-19".
Signs reading "Covid Cure: Strict 90 Day Diet No TV" and "We Can Choose" were held by protesters as they marched in London
A large crowd took to the streets of London during Saturday's protest. They held various signs as they marched into Westminster
A protester demonstrates with police officers during a demonstration in London organized by a group called "Stand Up X"
Mr Corbyn was arrested on May 16 after saying through a megaphone "No vaccination is required" and "5G towers will be installed everywhere". He added, "5G improves anyone with a disease from Covid so they work together."
There's no evidence of a link between 5G and Covid-19, and scientists fear that an increase in measles in children is partly due to unfounded fears about vaccines.
On May 30, he was arrested again during a protest, during which he also spoke through a megaphone.
There was one coronavirus death in the UK on Sunday and another 1,715 new cases were recorded. The death toll from the disease now stands at 41,499 and there have been 334,467 cases.
Protesters at the Unite for Freedom rally, which began at noon in the capital, called for an "end to government lies" and the restoration of all freedoms as they marched past Downing Street to the Houses of Parliament (police pictured at the scene).
During a demonstration against the government's coronavirus prevention measures, protesters march from Trafalgar Square towards Westminster
Protesters take part in a demonstration organized by a group called "Stand Up X". Participants hold the signs that read "Police choose your side".
A large crowd of anti-Vaxxers joined Jeremy Corbyn's brother and David Icke in Trafalgar Square before marching into the Houses of Parliament
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