The Metropolitan Police arrested activist and mayoral candidate Piers Corbyn during an anti-lockdown protest on Saturday.
The 73-year-old Corbyn, brother of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was allegedly taken in by police for breaking lockdown rules.
This was the fifth time Corbyn has been arrested since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police raided Piers Corbyn’s election campaign rally where his slogan “Let London Live” was proudly displayed on a banner.
“Shame on you,” people shouted at officers hauling Corbyn off in handcuffs.
One woman can be heard repeatedly shouting, “You’re stopping an election campaign!”
Corbyn, a British meteorologist and physicist who previously spoke out against alleged man-made global warming, is currently running for London Mayor on the platform of ending COVID lockdowns.
Statements from the Hammersmith and Fulham police departments described the event, “This afternoon anti lockdown protesters and musicians gathered in Bishops Park, SW6 around 1300 hours. Local officers engaged with the organisers, however, they refused to acknowledge our directions and continued to set up their instruments which gathered a significant crowd.”
“Further units were requested before the organizer of the event was arrested,” police said. “In total, 5 persons were arrested for their part in today’s protest. We will continue to robustly police any breaches of this nature and we thank the support of our partners and residents at this time.”
London’s incumbent mayor Sadiq Khan is essentially prohibiting his competition from campaigning against him by arresting and fining candidates for hosting rallies and even banning them from handing out leaflets.
The Heritage Party mayoral candidate, David Kurten, warned, “This is the beginning of fascism.”
Americans better take note of the fascist state of British politics, because it’s coming here fast.