Outrage at the celebrations of Liverpool fans in the UK. Some 5,000 fans gathered near Anfield, their stadium, without respecting social distance or wearing masks. The team has won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.
In the UK, they have surpassed 43,000 deaths from coronavirus and are in the midst of their de-escalation. There is concern about the increase in illegal parties in parks and on beaches. In the last three weeks, over 140 police officers have been injured trying to disperse them. The last one, last night in London.
Fights and massive illegal parties are occurring again on the beaches and in parks across the UK. In central London, for example, it rained bottles on the first night; the tension was high when the police tried to disperse them. In addition, twenty-two policemen were injured at a party in Brixton.
The heat wave invites you to take the first dip of the summer after months of confinement. But the UK is still in the middle of its de-escalation and the numbers of new infections remain high: over a thousand new cases in the last 24 hours.
His prime minister, Boris Johnson, warns: “I am concerned about what we are seeing, people are taking too many liberties with the anti-covid guidance”.
The British health minister is threatening to close all the country’s beaches. The lack of social distance and masks forced the police to intervene in Bournemouth. “It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life. It was really, really horrible,” says one witness to the crowds.
Security forces warn that there are not enough people to control the riots.