Arrests made as anti-mask protestors gather at Stormont

By Q Radio news

Arrests have been made after more than 300 people gathered at Stormont to demonstrate against coronavirus regulations.

It comes as Northern Ireland is facing four weeks of tight restrictions on movement which the Executive approved to try to halt a dramatic increase in cases over recent weeks.

Pubs and restaurants will close for four weeks, with the exception of takeaways and deliveries, while schools will close on Monday for two weeks, one of which will cover the half-term break.

The measures do not amount to a full-scale lockdown similar to that imposed during the first wave of the virus, but they mark a significant ramping up of the administration’s response to spiralling infection rates.

Police monitor protestors who gathered at the Massey Avenue entrance to Stormont today to highlight their opposition to Coronavirus restrictions announced by the Executive.


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