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Two men were arrested in a Christian bookstore after 50 people had gathered – as the owners quote from Magna Carta


Two men are arrested in a Christian bookstore and tea room after 50 people gathered in violation of Covid rules

  • Two men were arrested Saturday after refusing to provide details of a £ 200 fine
  • Forty to fifty people were found gathered at The Mustard Seed Cafe and the bookstore
  • The cafe in Gedling, Nottingham, has remained open citing Magna Cart

Two men were arrested in a Christian bookstore after 50 people gathered despite lockdown restrictions.

The Mustard Seed, a tea room and Christian bookstore in Gedling, Nottingham, cited the Magna Carta as the reason for their decision to remain open to government rules.

The shop was found to be open with 40 to 50 attendees on Saturday afternoon, just one day after receiving a £ 1,000 fine.

Police arrested two men who refused to provide their details when officers tried to fined them £ 200 each.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police Department said: “Two men were arrested after officers were called to report on 40 to 50 people gathered in a cafe.

They were arrested after refusing to provide their information when officials tried to give them fixed charges of £ 200 for violating Covid-19 regulations.

Two men were arrested at The Mustard Seed, a tea room and Christian bookstore in Gedling, Nottingham, on Saturday afternoon

The cafe and bookstore was found to be open on Saturday afternoon, just one day after receiving a £ 1,000 fine, with 40 to 50 attendees

The cafe and bookstore was found to be open on Saturday afternoon, just one day after receiving a £ 1,000 fine, with 40 to 50 attendees

The two men were arrested after they refused to give their details to police at Senfkorn in Gedling, Nottinghamshire

The two men were arrested after they refused to give their details to police at Senfkorn in Gedling, Nottinghamshire

What is Magna Carta and why do companies wrongly quote “Clause 61”?

The Magna Carta is a royal charter agreed upon by King John of England in 1215 amid a number of rebellious barons.

She promised the protection of church rights, the protection of barons from illegal imprisonment, access to quick justice and the limitation of payments to the crown. But it did not take long and led to the First Baron War.

It was reissued several times in the following years until it became part of the English statuary law in 1297.

But as the power of parliament grew, it lost much of its importance. Now only four of its clauses are still in use.

During the second lockdown, some companies posted signs outside of their Company Sighting Clause 61 saying, "Any attempt to impose an illegal act, statute, or statute on me will be considered high treason, for which you will stand before a people's jury who still carries the gallows. & # 39;

However, the clause is not one of those still in use.

A legal expert, Rupert Beloff, tweeted that although Clause 61 appeared in the 1215 version, it was removed at the time of the reissue in 1216 and did not exist at the time the Magna Carta was passed in 1297.

It comes after officials were called to the mustard seed café on Main Road in Gedling at 4:20 p.m. today (Saturday, November 14).

"On arrival, the site was closed to a large number of people – despite health protection regulations."

Officials were called to the bookstore at 1:45 p.m. that day to assist Gedling Borough Council officials after it was reported that the cafe was continuing to do business.

The shop was ordered by council officials to close on Friday November 13th and was fined £ 1,000 after staying open during the second national lockdown.

The venue has cited its common law rights and used the 1215 Magna Carta to claim that it cannot be lawfully closed by the authorities.

Its owner, who did not want to be named, told the BBC: “I'm not doing this because I'm a rebel.

“I don't think what I'm doing is illegal. I stand up for what is right and moral. & # 39;

Nottinghamshire Police Department Chief Inspector Rob Shields said: “The officers have taken care of contacting and dispersing people who have gathered in violation of the national lockdown.

Two men refused to disperse and refused to post criminal charges on their dates, so they were arrested.

& # 39; The lockdown legislation aims to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and protect the NHS.

"Most of the people across the county have done their part to minimize the spread of the virus, but unfortunately there are still some people who refuse to stick with our efforts to get involved, explain, and educate, and as a result we will not hesitate to enforce the rules. "

On Saturday afternoon, City Council Chairman, Councilor John Clarke said, “The City Council is investigating complaints from a large number of people.

The venue has cited its common law rights and used the 1215 Magna Carta to claim it cannot be lawfully closed. A note in the window of the tea room (picture)

The venue has cited its common law rights and used the 1215 Magna Carta to claim it cannot be lawfully closed. A note in the window of the tea room (picture)

& # 39; It has to do with the fact that it (the deal) is open. It's just a sheer violation of the law of the state.

"I think there's a police car down there right now, but I don't know if any action has been taken."

The mustard seeds were asked to comment.

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