UK Police Arrest Two at Tearoom for Disobeying Lockdown Rules

Two men were arrested after a gathering of more than 40 people was held in a tearoom in violation of England’s CCP virus lockdown rules, Nottinghamshire police said on Saturday. The Mustard Seed, a tearoom and Christian bookshop in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, had refused to close despite England’s second national lockdown, which came into force on Nov. 5 to stem the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic. In a note posted on its door, the management quoted the Magna Carta and cited common law to claim it cannot legally be shut down, according to local media. On Friday, local government officials from the Gedling Borough Council issued a £1,000 fine to the business for breaking lockdown rules, which stipulate that “non-essential” businesses must close. On Saturday, after reports the cafe was continuing trading, police officers visited the premises at around 1.45 p.m. to support …

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Author: Alexander Zhang