Walworth activist Piers Corbyn charged over lockdown demonstrations

Katherine Johnston (20 June, 2020)

Twenty-four people have been charged after demonstrations in London throughout May and June

36730Piers Corbyn pictured at a protest (Image: YouTube)

Walworth-based housing campaigner Piers Corbyn has been charged by police after breaching lockdown rules in a series of protests over the UK’s Coronavirus response.

Corbyn, a 5G conspiracy theorist and brother of the former Labour leader, has been charged with two separate offences after appearing at rallies in Glastonbury and Hyde Park.

He was charged on May 16 and May 30 and with offences under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020.

The campaigner, from East Street, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on August 20, and July 24.

In all, 24 people have been charged after a number of different protests across London since mid-May.

Another protestor from East Street was charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker in a separate protest on June 6.

Cristopher Scott, aged 28, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 8.

 

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