Piers Corbyn is led away in handcuffs by police as he is arrested AGAIN after attending anti-lockdown march in West London
- The conspiracy theorist, 73, was pictured in handcuffs in Fulham, West London
- Corbyn has been arrested at least five times since start of coronavirus pandemic
- People were seen wielding anti-lockdown banner which read ‘Let London Live’
Piers Corbyn has again been arrested at an anti-lockdown protest, held in defiance of orders banning public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus conspiracy theorist, 73, was pictured in handcuffs being led away by Metropolitan Police officers in Bishops Park, Fulham, West London, on Saturday.
The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy was among dozens of people who had gathered to protest against the current lockdown.
Other images showed people dancing in front of a banner which read, ‘Let London Live’ and was supportive of Corbyn’s campaign to become London mayor.
And a video filmed as police intervened showed protesters shouting ‘shame on you’ at officers as they surrounded Corbyn, who was holding a microphone.
Corbyn has been arrested at least five times since the start of the coronavirus pandemic for defying lockdown restrictions to protest.
The pensioner’s latest brush with police comes less than a month after he was detained over leaflets which compared Britain’s vaccination programme to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp.
Piers Corbyn has again been arrested at an anti-lockdown protest, held in defiance of orders banning public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: Corbyn is seen being led away by Metropolitan Police officers in Bishops Park, Fulham, West London
At Saturday’s protest, another woman was photographed being held face down on the ground as officers handcuffed her
Corbyn has been arrested at lease twice in 2021 for repeatedly protesting in defiance of the current lockdown which was put in place with the aim of slowing the spread of Covid-19 and preventing the NHS from being overwhelmed.
At Saturday’s protest, another woman was photographed being held face down on the ground as officers handcuffed her.
The Met has previously warned that protest is not a permitted exemption to the prohibition on gatherings under current coronavirus regulations in England.
On January 2, Corbyn was among 17 people who were arrested for breaching Health Protection Regulations at the demonstration at Speaker’s Corner, in Hyde Park.
A crowd of between 200 and 300 people gathered to protest against lockdown restrictions and their civil liberties being curtailed.
Other images showed people dancing in front of a banner which read, ‘Let London Live’ and was supportive of Mr Corbyn’s campaign to become London mayor
The Met has previously warned that protest is not a permitted exemption to the prohibition on gatherings under current coronavirus regulations in England. Pictured: Protesters on Saturday
It came after Corbyn was fined and arrested on New Year’s Day after leading a New Year’s Eve anti-lockdown protest near the London Eye, in the centre of the capital.
Corbyn posted a video of what was dubbed the ‘NYE Party of Parties’ on his Twitter feed, proclaiming: ‘TOTAL SUCCESS! #NYEPartyofParties by London Eye.
‘Over 1000 defied all threats +chanted #LetLondonLive! & #Corbyn4London after I announced I will stand for Mayor! Thank you +well done all!’
The conspiracy theorist has now been arrested at least five times since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and has received fines totalling more than £10,000.
And at the start of the month, police said Corbyn was detained for ‘malicious communications and public nuisance’.
The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy came up with the ‘concept’ for a pamphlet which features a cartoon drawing of the Nazi death camp.
Above the gates leading into Auschwitz – where 1.2million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust – a sign reads ‘vaccines are safe path to freedom’.
Below was an Evening Standard article with the same headline and a caption reading: ‘This cynical newspaper headline is in the tradition of the Nazi slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” (work sets you free) whereas in reality, the truth is the opposite.’
Corbyn is credited for the ‘concept’ and Alexander Heaton – who was charged with breaking restrictions during protests in May – for the drawing.
The pensioner’s arrest comes less than a month after he was detained over leaflets which compared Britain’s vaccination programme to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp
Corbyn said officers also searched his flat but did not remove any leaflets, The Evening Standard reported.
He said the police asked him whether the leaflets had ‘malicious intent’ – but didn’t question whether handing them out during lockdown broke the rules.
Corbyn confirmed his arrest but said it was ‘completely absurd’ to call him anti-Semitic because he was ‘married for 22 years to a Jewess’.
The term ‘Jewess’ is highly-outdated and has accumulated negative connotations – but it is not widely considered a slur.
He told The Jewish Chronicle: ‘Obviously her mother’s forebears fled the Baltic states just before the war because of Hitler or the Nazis in general.
‘I’ve worked with Jewish leading world scientists over the last 30 years.
‘I’ve also employed Jewish people in my business Weather Action, one of whom was a superb worker.’
Auschwitz-Birkenau (pictured) was a concentration and extermination camp used by the Nazis during World War Two
A police spokesperson said about his previous arrest: ‘A 73-year-old man was arrested in Southwark on Wednesday, 3 February on suspicion of malicious communications and public nuisance.
‘A 37-year-old man was arrested earlier the same day in Bow, east London, on suspicion of a public order offence.
‘Both men were taken to a south London police station. They have since been bailed to return on a date in early March.
‘The leaflet contained material that appeared to compare the Covid-19 vaccination programme with the Holocaust.’
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