Piers Corbyn has been found guilty of breaching coronavirus restrictions at an anti-lockdown rally
The 73-year-old activist and was found guilty of breaching the Government's COVID-19 rules at an anti-lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park following a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Addressing around two dozen supporters outside the court after the verdict, Mr Corbyn raised his fist in the air and said: "We've had a tremendous result."
Police surround Piers Corbyn at an anti-lockdown rally
None of those present were social distancing.
District Judge Sam Goozee found the charge proven that he breached coronavirus rules during a gathering at Speakers' Corner on May 16.
Mr Corbyn was seen writing in his notepad as the judge delivered his verdict.
It came after a two-day hearing at the court.
Piers Corbyn was arrested at an anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park in May
Returning his decision, the judge said: "Without the regulations in place, your conduct would have been lawful.
"But the enforcement of regulations was necessary for public health.
"Police took a measured response. You, however, didn't engage with police - police action in arresting you was necessary and proportionate."
A police officer speaks to Piers Corbyn
Prosecutor David Povall described Mr Corbyn as a "poster boy for disparate groups" protesting at the time.
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