Piers Corbyn addresses crowds at protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G

Piers Corbyn has addressed crowds at a protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G outside Welsh Parliament.

The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed dozens gathered on the steps of Welsh Parliament in Cardiff on Sunday.

Mr Corbyn, 73, wielded a microphone in front of a large banner declaring ‘End all Covid Vax’ and ‘Take down 5G’.

Several dozen people appeared to be attending the anti-lockdown rally, according to images of the protest.

The crowds, who were not wearing face masks, brandished banners and placards reading ‘Covid is a hoax’, ‘Freedom from tyranny’ and ‘Free your face’.

Piers Corbyn, 73, addressed crowds at a protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G outside Welsh Parliament, Senedd Cymru, on Sunday

The brother of former labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wielded a microphone in front of a large banner declaring 'End all Covid Vax' and 'Take down 5G'

The brother of former labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wielded a microphone in front of a large banner declaring ‘End all Covid Vax’ and ‘Take down 5G’

Pictures show several dozen people appearing to attend the anti-lockdown protest at Cardiff Bay on Sunday

Pictures show several dozen people appearing to attend the anti-lockdown protest at Cardiff Bay on Sunday

One demonstrator grinned while brandishing a cardboard sign reading 'Covid is a hoax' during the protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G in Cardiff

One demonstrator grinned while brandishing a cardboard sign reading ‘Covid is a hoax’ during the protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G in Cardiff

Officers were seen speaking to demonstrators during the rally outside Senedd Cymru at Cardiff Bay.

It comes after the weather forecaster told his 38,000 Twitter followers on Saturday that police warned him that he could be arrested if he travelled to locked-down Cardiff. 

The divisive anti-lockdown campaigner wrote: ‘I’m going. DEFY THEM! GO in huge numbers *£FreeCardiff*’

New coronavirus restrictions came into force in the Welsh capital on September 27 after a sharp rises of cases in the area.

People are not allowed to enter or leave the Cardiff council area without a reasonable excuse, according to the government website.

Residents are also restricted from meeting indoors with anyone who is not part of their household or form an extended ‘bubble’ without a good reason. 

The government regulations allow up to a maximum of 30 people to meet outdoors, but they must all live in the Cardiff council area and social distancing must be adhered to.

MailOnline has contacted South Wales Police for comment. 

The weather forecaster told his 38,000 Twitter followers on Saturday that police warned him that he could be arrested if he travelled to Cardiff, which is under lockdown measures

The weather forecaster told his 38,000 Twitter followers on Saturday that police warned him that he could be arrested if he travelled to Cardiff, which is under lockdown measures

Mr Corbyn has recently addressed several rallies similar to Sunday's Cardiff protest (above) in recent weeks, including joining crowds at a large protest in Trafalgar Square, London

 Mr Corbyn has recently addressed several rallies similar to Sunday’s Cardiff protest (above) in recent weeks, including joining crowds at a large protest in Trafalgar Square, London

New coronavirus restrictions came into force in the Welsh capital on September 27 after a sharp rises of cases in the area

New coronavirus restrictions came into force in the Welsh capital on September 27 after a sharp rises of cases in the area

Welsh government guidance allows up to a maximum of 30 people to meet outdoors, but they must all live in the Cardiff council area and adhere to social distancing

Welsh government guidance allows up to a maximum of 30 people to meet outdoors, but they must all live in the Cardiff council area and adhere to social distancing

Mr Corbyn has recently addressed several similar rallies and was charged under coronavirus legislation over a pre-planned illegal gathering in Sheffield city centre last month.

He was bailed to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court in November.

The conspiracy theorist has appeared at rallies in numerous cities across recent weeks, including in Nottingham, Oxford and London.

Mr Corbyn joined anti-lockdown protesters when at least 15,000 demonstrators descended on Trafalgar Square last month.

Attendees of the ‘We Do Not Consent’ rally ditched their masks as they crammed into the London square, despite Metropolitan Police pleading with people to stick to Britain’s coronavirus rules.

Sixteen people were arrested during the demonstration – which later moved to Hyde Park – and nine police officers were injured with two rushed to hospital.

Mr Corbyn was among the crowd alongside 68-year-old conspiracy theorist David Icke, who has made a series of false claims linking Covid-19 to 5G technology.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said the breach had ‘put people in danger of transmitting the virus’ which voided their risk assessment and left those at the event ‘no longer exempt’ from Covid-19 restrictions.

Crowds of demonstrators brandished placards, some of which read 'Covid is a hoax', 'Say no to the tyranny' and 'Free your face'

Crowds of demonstrators brandished placards, some of which read ‘Covid is a hoax’, ‘Say no to the tyranny’ and ‘Free your face’

Demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, held banners and placards as they gathered on the steps of Welsh Parliament

Demonstrators, who were not wearing face masks, held banners and placards as they gathered on the steps of Welsh Parliament

Crowds gathered on the steps of Welsh Parliament, Senedd Cymru, in Cardiff Bay, Wales, on Sunday during an anti-lockdown protest

Crowds gathered on the steps of Welsh Parliament, Senedd Cymru, in Cardiff Bay, Wales, on Sunday during an anti-lockdown protest

Skirmishes broke out between protesters and police later in the day, with those in attendance chanting ‘shame on you’ – shoving at officers as they passed through the crammed crowd.

The meteorologist was also handed the first £10,000 fine in London for an illegal gathering in August after he organised a march claiming coronavirus is a hoax. 

He led more than 10,000 anti-lockdown protesters at the ‘Unite for Freedom’ rally in Trafalgar Square on August 29.

He was among eight other offenders who were fined across the rest of England under the lockdown measures at that time, designed to stop gatherings of more than 30 people.

The arrest of Mr Corbyn in Trafalgar Square was the third time the divisive anti-lockdown campaigner has been arrested since the pandemic started. He was carted out of Hyde Park by officers on May 16 and May 30. 

Mr Corbyn has previously made unfounded links between the 5G and Covid-19, calling the pandemic a ‘pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order’.

Officers were reportedly seen speaking to demonstrators during the gathering outside Senedd Cymru at Cardiff Bay

Officers were reportedly seen speaking to demonstrators during the gathering outside Senedd Cymru at Cardiff Bay

A woman held a placard reading 'violation of freewill, you do not own us!' during the anti-lockdown protest in locked-down Cardiff, which Mr Corbyn also attended

A woman held a placard reading ‘violation of freewill, you do not own us!’ during the anti-lockdown protest in locked-down Cardiff, which Mr Corbyn also attended

A man held a microphone and spoke to crowds attending the protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G in Cardiff on Sunday

A man held a microphone and spoke to crowds attending the protest against masks, vaccinations and 5G in Cardiff on Sunday

Protesters held banners saying 'herd immunity needed' during an anti-lockdown protest, which took place at Cardiff Bay on Sunday

Protesters held banners saying ‘herd immunity needed’ during an anti-lockdown protest, which took place at Cardiff Bay on Sunday

There is no evidence linking the super-fast internet technology and coronavirus, with scientists fearing that a rise in measles among children can be attributed in part to unfounded fears about vaccines. 

Conspiracy theorists have made baseless claims that the burgeoning 5G internet network is behind the coronavirus outbreak.

They have claimed that towers could emit dangerous radiation in a misinformation campaign that has seen some towers vandalised and set on fire.

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious disease and have virtually eradicated smallpox, polio and tetanus in the UK, according to the NHS.

But if people stop getting vaccinated then diseases can quickly spread again, the health service said.

There is no evidence that vaccines cause autism, allergies or other conditions, weaken the immune system in any way, or contain harmful ingredients.

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