UK home secretary cautions people not to visit mass celebration, attend street parties and involve in protests

UK home secretary cautions people not to visit mass celebration, attend street parties and involve in protests

UK home secretary cautions people not to visit mass celebration, attend street parties and involve in protests
Priti Patel, the United Kingdom home secretary has cautioned people not to visit mass celebration, attend street parties and involve in protests against the Coronavirus preventive measure.

Several officers have been injured in recent days as police moved to break up a number of illegal parties in England, where only groups of up to six are allowed to gather.

"As much as people do want to be out right now - the weather is amazing - stick to the rules, follow the guidance," she told the Andrew Marr programme.

She added that "thuggishness and violent behaviour is simply unacceptable" and that more resources would be made available to the police if needed.

Larger numbers also gathered at Anfield last week, to celebrate Liverpool FC winning the Premier League. However, Patel said football fans "did not need" to travel to the stadium to celebrate.

She also encouraged people to follow the rules and guidance when pubs and restaurants begin to reopen next weekend.

"We don't have a vaccine so it is incumbent on all of us to make sure we keep our distance and we enjoy ourselves in a responsible way, but be conscientious of other people around us," she said.