Containment protesters target Hove vaccination bus Brighton News

THE vaccination bus on Hove Lawns was postponed today after being targeted by anti-containment protesters.

Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, took part in the Brighton protest yesterday afternoon.

The video captures the moment he led a chorus of screams directed at the bus, which was offering blows to townspeople on Hove Lawns.

“Eliminate you scum, get rid of your disgusting specimens of humanity, get rid of it, go home,” he said through a microphone as the bus left.

Today, the Hove Lawns vaccination service was postponed.

A volunteer on the bus said: ‘They only succeeded in abusing and trying to intimidate NHS staff / volunteers on the bus.

“We had finished vaccinating just under 200 people.

“They prevented us from coming home after a long wet day.

“The police finally had to escort us off the bus.”

A statement from the NHS service said: ‘We are very sorry to report that there has been a change in immunization services in the city today.

“Yesterday, while giving people the first and second vaccines in Hove Lawns, the mobile team was disrupted during the protest against the anti-containment measures in the city.

“To ensure that everyone can receive their vaccine safely and without pressure, we are postponing the Hove Lawns immunization service today.

“A walk-in vaccination service will continue at Brighton Racecourse this afternoon from 2.30pm to 6.30pm and everyone can attend.

“No appointment is necessary and it’s free, quick and easy.”

If you cannot make it to Brighton Racecourse, free transport is available from City Cabs – call 01273 205205 ​​to arrange.

Brighton and Hove Council Chief Phelim Mac Cafferty said: “As we have more and more cases it is incredibly disappointing to see the irresponsible actions of a few putting many at risk.

“We reaffirm our city’s need to protect our people and we will not be deterred from our important vaccination program by cowardly acts spreading disinformation.

“We encourage everyone to start both vaccines as soon as possible. Our proud tradition as a city is that we work against adversity and we will not be deterred from fighting the pandemic together. ”

Brighton and Hove have seen a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, with the region recording 423.5 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to July 5, according to analysis of data from the PA news agency.

Peter Kyle said: “I cannot understand the mindset of someone who would intimidate hard-working NHS staff in the midst of the pandemic in this way.

“Anyone who does is a loathsome tyrant who is despicable. I noticed some carrying signs with the word freedom it seems they want the freedom for themselves to harass, intimidate and spread vile lies but not freedom for those who want to do their civic duty and protect their loved ones and our entire community by being vaccinated.

“The law on intimidation and harassment of public sector workers is clear and if there is any evidence of what is happening on Hove Lawns against the vaccination bus, I want them to be arrested, charged and j really hope they are doomed.

“Each of them is beyond contempt in my book, I have no words that fully describe my loathing for them and their toxic opinions.”

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This notice was published: 2021-07-11 14:24:37

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