Liverpool news Hundreds gather in city for rally on first weekend in Tier 3 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The gathering was held on the same day the deaths of two high-profile figures were announced
Breaking News ! Several hundred people attended a rally in Liverpool city centre this afternoon on the first weekend after the region was put under new strict restrictions. The event in St John's Gardens was billed as a "mental health awareness rally" organised by a group called Save Our City. They listened to speeches and at one point started singing the Bob Marley song Three Little Birds with its chorus of "Everything little thing is gonna be all right." In pictures taken of the gathering, which included children and families, there appeared to be a lack of social distancing and the vast majority were not wearing masks. A number of signs and banners were also seen in the crowd, including one which read 'Covid hoax' and another which read 'The fear of death is the beginning of slavery'. Police were also seen in attendance with a number of vehicles and officers stationed around the crowd. The Tier Three (very high alert) restrictions currently in place for the Liverpool City Region include people being prohibited from socialising with anybody they do not live with, or have not formed a support bubble with. This is in addition to the existing "rule of six" whereby gatherings of more than six people in outdoor public spaces such as parks and gardens are prohibited. Keep up to date with what's happening in your area by adding your postcode below The gathering in Liverpool came on the same day as it was announced the brother of Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson had died.
. He said: "Despite the efforts of all the staff @LivHospitals ICU my brother sadly died at 10.45pm last night. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. "We want to thank the dedicated staff risking their lives for us. Thank you all for your messages of love and support. "Let’s stick together and support each other and win this battle." In another tragic turn of events the death of local music scene legend Hambi Haralambous, was also announced, after a battle with coronavirus. Alegend of the Liverpool music scene, and founder of the Motor Museum Studio in Lark Lane, which has hosted bands including Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys, sadly succumbed to coronavirus last night.
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