Archbishop cheers Labour MP for breaking lockdown law

Jun 4, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer:

We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and the law of the land is clear: “no person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place outdoors, and consists of more than six persons, or indoors, and consists of two or more persons.” There is no restriction on the reason for gathering, but social distancing of 2m must be maintained. “There is a gathering when two or more people are present together in the same place in order to engage in any form of social interaction with each other, or to undertake any other activity with each other.”

New guidance for the police is also clear: “A person may now leave and remain outside of the place where they live for any reason, subject to restrictions on gatherings and overnight stays.” So yesterday’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ gathering in London, in protest against the alleged murder of George Floyd in the US, was illegal. Further, there wasn’t much social distancing going on:

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