@DailyMailUK @MailOnline Social distancing was dead when Police allowed BLM mass gatherings to occur in cities across our nation.
— English Democrats 🏴 (@English Democrats 🏴)
But many argued there are key differences, like pubs being largely indoors, where it’s more likely to be passed onto others, while protests were outdoors. The government's medical adviser Chris Whitty described meeting in places like pubs as a "high risk" activity.
A study of 318 Covid-19 outbreak clusters in China – comprising of 1,245 confirmed cases across 120 cities – found coronavirus transmissions mostly occurred in the home and on public transport. Only one transmission occurred outside, where social distancing had not been observed.
Also, one act is gathering with friends to socialise, while the other is – you know – fighting against systemic oppression and police brutality:
People actually defending the crowds in pubs/London last night and saying BLM wasn’t an issue, like protesting for… https://t.co/uJl3n3ITHY