Hundreds of protesters in Piccadilly Gardens flouted the government guidance last weekend, October 31, in protest against the latest lockdown restrictions.
Including Piers Corbyn, brother to Jeremy Corbyn, who was recently suspended from the Labour party in an antisemitism scandal.
The crowds of protesters claimed that lockdown measures were ‘against human rights’.
Piers Corbyn encouraged people to follow his movement and to not ‘be a sheep’.
Piers, 73, said: “Students used to be in the league resisting oppression and its time modern students woke up and resisted the new world order.
“I would urge students to do research and support human rights against a fascist future under a new world order.”
He added that he had recently been refused entry to two coffee shops to use their toilet facilities, due to his decision to not follow government guidelines and provide details requested by the NHS Track and Trace system.
The rally, which was hosted by the protest group ‘Our Movement’, also included speakers such as Labour councillor Omar Ahmed.
Protestors were seen shouting at members of the public who had opted to wear face masks while ignoring social distancing rules and the ban on households mixing.
One speaker told the crowd: “We expect the Conservative party to be cruel and heartless. We don’t expect it from the left.
“It’s time to strike back, we’re talking to you the Labour party and we’re talking to you Andy Burnham.”
The protest was followed by the delayed press conference from Boris Johnson in which he announced the country would enter a second lockdown, after Coronavirus cases reached their highest levels since May.
There were no reports of any arrests or fines at the rally on Saturday.