Brother of Jeremy Corbyn targeted under law restricting gatherings of more than 30 people
By Damien Gayle | 30 August 2020
THE GUARDIAN — Piers Corbyn has become one of the first people to receive a £10,000 fixed penalty under new coronavirus laws restricting public gatherings of more than 30 people.
The weather forecaster and climate change denier, who is the older brother of the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was arrested and fined for his part in organising Saturday’s demonstration in central London against lockdown restrictions.
He said he was arrested on the stage set up in Trafalgar Square at the end of the event, while protesters marched off down Whitehall.
The 73-year-old told the Guardian: “After the rally had finished, I was saying goodbye to people … I was just looking around thinking I had better go now, and then they [the police] just grabbed me from behind. […]