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Revelers play cricket in the street and Piccadilly Circus turns into a rave when the drinkers are kicked out


Plenty of revelers were back on the streets partying last night after being kicked out of bars during the 10pm curfew in London.

Shocking footage shows hundreds of bar-goers dancing to a loud sound system in the capital's Piccadilly Circus days before millions in the north were able to take stricter coronavirus measures, including pub closings.

In south London, separate footage showed large groups gathering for a game of cricket in the street after the bars closed.

In Piccadilly Circus, people with few face masks were in sight when music boomed from a loudspeaker.

In the video posted on social media just after midnight, large groups of men and women dance in a tight crowd in front of the iconic screens of the landmark.

Elsewhere on the street, a circle forms around a man in a coronavirus mask as people film each other dancing and laughing.

Footage jumps to a clip of an ambulance arriving at the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain after the music is turned off.

But the huge crowds stay outside on the street cheering and cheering as the music comes back on.

Hundreds of bar-goers dance to a loud sound system in Piccadilly Circus, London, days before millions in the north were able to take stricter coronavirus measures, including pub closings

Hundreds of people were packing up with just a few face masks when music boomed from a speaker

Hundreds of people were packing up with just a few face masks when music boomed from a speaker

In separate footage released around 11:00 p.m., crowds form around a group of men playing cricket on Peckham Street after the pubs close.

The revelers pull each other out of their way to make room for a bowler to throw and a batsman hits the ball to the delight of people in the street.

People drinking from cans cheer and laugh as they turn to watch the ball fly.

A makeshift skater suggests that the ball is being thrown towards him, but is jumped in by another night owl while several fight for him.

Another ball is thrown while the spectators continue drinking and enjoying the night after hours.

In separate footage released around 11:00 p.m., crowds form around a group of men playing cricket on Peckham Street after the pubs close

In separate footage released around 11:00 p.m., crowds form around a group of men playing cricket on Peckham Street after the pubs close

Revelers struggle on the streets of Newcastle on Saturday night as rumors spread that bars might close in the next few days

Revelers struggle on the streets of Newcastle on Saturday night as rumors spread that bars might close in the next few days

A security guard wearing a coronavirus face mask tries to end a fight between night owls in Newcastle

A security guard wearing a coronavirus face mask tries to end a fight between night owls in Newcastle

A night owl knocks a man to the ground on a street in Newcastle after the pubs closed at 10pm on Saturday night

A night owl knocks a man to the ground on a street in Newcastle after the pubs closed at 10pm on Saturday night

Glasgow on a Saturday night when pubs and restaurants had to close due to a full coronavirus lockdown in Scotland

Glasgow on a Saturday night when pubs and restaurants had to close due to a full coronavirus lockdown in Scotland

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon imposed the two-week alcohol ban in pubs and restaurants across the country and closed bars entirely in coronavirus hotspot areas

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon imposed the two-week alcohol ban in pubs and restaurants across the country and closed bars entirely in coronavirus hotspot areas

Meanwhile, the streets in Glasgow remained empty after Scotland introduced a 16-day alcohol ban on Friday night.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon imposed the two-week alcohol ban in pubs and restaurants across the country and closed bars entirely in coronavirus hotspot areas.

The footage in London comes after Boris Johnson's plans to introduce tough new lockdown measures in England emerged on Saturday.

Talks between No. 10 and the local leaders continued until late in the evening.

People socializing in Newcastle city center are returning home after the 10pm curfew to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases

People socializing in Newcastle city center are returning home after the 10pm curfew to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases

Boris Johnson plans to introduce tough new lockdown measures in England. Pictured: group of friends in Liverpool city center before the 10pm curfew

Boris Johnson plans to introduce strict new lockdown measures in England. Pictured: group of friends in Liverpool city center before the 10pm curfew

Millions of people in the Midlands and the North face travel bans and pub closures. It is the responsibility of the local communities to enforce the Test and Trace program.

People could be fined for traveling between high and low risk areas or for violating self-isolation instructions.

The use of the "Covid Vigilantes" is an effective admission by Downing Street that the national program has failed.

The complications could also lead to a staggered implementation of various measures, possibly on a postcode basis.

Friends drank in Soho, London after a series of new restrictions were put in place in England to combat the surge in coronavirus cases

Friends drank in Soho, London after a series of new restrictions were put in place in England to combat the surge in coronavirus cases

Police were on patrol as the revelers spent the night in central Liverpool before new measures were put in place in the northwest next week

Police were on patrol as the revelers spent a night in central Liverpool before new measures were put in place in the northwest next week

As an incentive for local executives to work together, the Treasury Department will provide financial incentives known as “cash for raids”.

Mr Johnson will be speaking to MPs tomorrow to set out the details of a new three-tier local lockdown system.

The Prime Minister's advisor Sir Eddie Lister held talks with local leaders in the affected areas on Saturday. According to one source, the negotiations focused on the severity of the measures.

It has been proposed that in Merseyside (above, in Liverpool city center) all pubs and bars be closed as part of Tier 3 measures, but that restaurants may remain open

Police were on patrol as the revelers spent a night in central Liverpool before new measures were put in place in the northwest next week

Police were on patrol as the revelers spent a night in central Liverpool before new measures were put in place in the northwest next week

Mr Burnham has written to MPs in the north of England asking them to request a separate vote on the Chancellor's latest package - and to reject it

Mr Burnham has written to MPs in the north of England asking them to request a separate vote on the Chancellor's latest package – and to reject it

People socializing in Liverpool city center ahead of the 10 p.m. curfew that pubs and restaurants are exposed to to combat the surge in coronavirus cases

People socializing in Liverpool city center ahead of the 10 p.m. curfew that pubs and restaurants are exposed to to combat the surge in coronavirus cases

It has been suggested that in Merseyside, one of the worst hit places – with 600 cases per 100,000 – all pubs and bars would be closed under Tier 3 measures, but restaurants would be allowed to stay open.

This created a tense exchange about the definition of a restaurant as opposed to a pub where food is served.

Heads of state and government are being encouraged by No. 10 to work with the plans, which could go into effect as early as Wednesday.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also urged the Prime Minister to show "restraint" about the new lockdown.

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