A 61 year old organiser of a protest in the centre of Manchester against the proposed 1 per cent pay rise for nurses has been handed a £10,000 fine for breaking Covid regulations.

Greater Manchester Police Greater Manchester Police said that around 40 people had gathered “in contravention of current lockdown legislation”.

Supt Hemingway said: “With the positive step of schools reopening tomorrow, it is vital that people continue to follow government legislation on social distancing and avoid gathering illegally in large numbers.

“Regardless of one’s sympathies for a protest’s cause, we would ask the public to maintain social distancing and follow legislation to prevent a rise in infections and provide the best possible chance of a further easing of restrictions in the weeks to come.”


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