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On Portobello Road in Notting Hill in central London, the night owls gather for a huge illegal block party


The police had to use a dissemination order to break up a large crowd of Londoners who had illegally celebrated near Portobello Road on Saturday night.

Alarming footage showed several people disguised for an evening of singing and dancing in one of the busiest areas of London, despite a public health risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

A block party witness revealed that "hundreds" attended the event in central London, claiming that some people had urinated on the locked food stalls of market vendors, taken cocaine and stooled on the street.

There were also violent clashes on the block party, which is believed to be near Notting Hill. The police said the event was disruptive, illegal, and a serious health risk.

The police had to disperse a large party on Portobello Road near Notting Hill in central London on Saturday evening with a spill order

A block party witness revealed that "hundreds" attended the event in central London, claiming that some people had urinated on the locked food stalls of market vendors, taken cocaine and stooled on the street

A block party witness revealed that "hundreds" attended the event in central London, claiming that some people had urinated on the locked food stalls of market vendors, taken cocaine and stooled on the street

The party that was videotaped was described as distracting, illegal, and the police said that they posed a serious health risk during the coronavirus pandemic

The party that was videotaped was described as distracting, illegal, and the police said that they posed a serious health risk during the coronavirus pandemic

A police spokesman in Kensington and Chelsea said on Twitter: “There is an S35 spread zone on Portobello Road.

& # 39; DO NOT visit these areas. Officers have the power to, and will, take you further. If you participate within this period, you may be arrested.

& # 39; Unlicensed music events are illegal. Not only are they very disruptive to the community and pose an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission, they have in some cases also led to violent incidents that affect both participants and officials who need to close them . "

Oliver Gerrish, who is seen as a witness to the event, tweeted: “People who break, take cocaine, scream and swear – by the hundreds. This is Portobello Road – our home – in this time of national crisis.

Members of the large crowd danced very close to each other like in a night club that remains closed until further notice

Members of the large crowd danced very close to each other like in a night club that remains closed until further notice

& # 39; This country is a mess. We cannot leave our door on Friday or Saturday evening without feeling like we are living on an open sewer. Sorry. & # 39;

Another social media user, Michael Zeiter, said: "It has been like this for weeks – and nothing is ever done until late at night the problem potential (and the disturbance to the neighbors was greatest), which just doesn't make sense. "

Many people in the video danced like in a nightclub, an industry that Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed on Friday would remain closed until further notice.

The Kensington & Chelsea police issued a spill order to break up the crowd that became violent on Saturday night

The Kensington & Chelsea police issued a spill order to break up the crowd that became violent on Saturday night

The public complained about the block party on social media on Saturday evening

The public complained about the block party on social media on Saturday evening

The pubs in England reopened in early July when the ban on regulations was relaxed, much to the delight of many young people across the country.

On Saturday, the UK announced another 40 coronavirus-related deaths, for a total of 45,273.

Today's numbers are down 140, compared to coronavirus-related deaths across the UK last Saturday, as recorded by the Department of Health and Social Affairs.

The five-hour fight by the police to break up the rave mob

By Scarlet Howes for the mail on Sunday

Riot police fell under a hail of bricks and bottles when they closed an illegal rave yesterday morning – just a few hours after besieged police chiefs vowed "quick and robust" action.

At the drug-powered party, officers were thrown with nitrous oxide canisters and even a bicycle, attended by up to 1,000 revelers who later complained that the event "had barely started" when the police moved in.

The Metropolitan Police said two men, ages 18 and 19, were arrested for violent disorder and disability at Finsbury Park in north London. They remained in detention while an official was hospitalized for rib injuries.

Metropolitan Police members were shot at with nitrous oxide in Finsbury Park on Friday

Metropolitan Police members were shot at with nitrous oxide in Finsbury Park on Friday

Angry residents called the police, who arrived at 11 p.m. on Friday just a few hours after Met Commissioner Cressida Dick announced that, according to Interior Minister Priti Patel's criticism of a gentle approach, she would crack down on unlicensed music events. As a police helicopter circled above him, the riot police marched to the Woodberry Down Estate, where the rave was taking place. It took five hours to clear the area. Videos were shown on social media in which revelers threw curbs and bottles at officials.

Scotland Yard later promised to send more officials onto the streets to expect more illegal raves and violent crimes in warmer weather.

Deputy Commissioner Lucy D & # 39; Orsi said: "The officers responded to calls from local residents who were concerned about a large gathering, noise, anti-social behavior and violence. The disturbance they encountered is completely unacceptable, as is the fear it creates in the local community that the police have called for help. "

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