Birmingham news City centre protests spark fury and incredulity from outraged Brummies MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - BirminghamLive readers reacted with incredulity at their actions - despite having sympathy with their cause
Breaking News ! Protesters in Birmingham city centre have been condemned after a large number gathered at the height of the coronavirus crisis today. 17 new deaths were recorded in Birmingham and Midlands hospitals as the UK death tally rose by 108 today. In England, 86 deaths were reported by health authorities. But in Birmingham city centre, demonstrators gathered to protest outside a city centre branch of Primark. BirminghamLive readers reacted with incredulity at their actions - despite having sympathy with their cause. The large number gathered as part of global protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Crowds were seen outside Primark near the entrance to the Bullring on Saturday lunchtime (October 17), waving placards demanding an end to police misconduct and reform in Nigeria.
The protest was met with raised eyebrows by some, with Simon writing on Facebook: "During a pandemic?" "Fgs were in the middle of a crisis," Anne added. "Okay so I can’t meet out doors with family if there’s more than 6 of us but I can go and wave a placard in the air with hundreds of people huddled together?" asked Tammy.
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But Alan had sympathy, saying: "At least it was over a real issue tbh, as against the regular protests in Victoria Square about how space lizard 5G waves "really" cause Covid-19 or whatever." "I can’t see any point in lockdown measures when they are openly broken," Michael argued. A global wave of protest started at the beginning of October with support gathering on social media Twitter, with various hashtags, including #EndSARS.
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