Jeremy Corbyn's brother Piers arrested for second time in fortnight at anti-lockdown protest in Hyde Park

Ewan Somerville
Piers Corbyn was arrested for the second time in a fortnight during the Hyde Park protest today: Getty Images

The brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been arrested again during an anti-lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park.

Piers Corbyn was seen being led away by officers in handcuffs on Saturday afternoon.

Videos posted on social media showed a small group of activists surrounded by police and the media at Speaker’s Corner in the north-eastern end of the park.

Last night Piers Corbyn tweeted “RESIST #NewNormal #Nazification of the NHS!” and “BREAK Plandemic fake narratives! [sic]”.

Piers Corbyn rallied against the lockdown at Speaker's Corner (Getty Images)

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police are on scene at two locations in Westminster after a number of demonstrators gathered.

"A small number arrests have been made at each site for breach of Covid-19 regulations and some fixed penalty notices issued.

"Officers are engaging with those present and encouraging them to go home. The majority of individuals have dispersed after engagement with police."

There was a large police presence as Piers Corbyn was led away in handcuffs (AFP via Getty Images)

It is the second time Mr Corbyn has been detained for protesting lockdown in a fortnight after about 40 activists descended on Hyde Park on May 16.

During the previous demonstration, protesters brandished banners reading "this is not about a virus, this is about control" and "no to the new abnormal".

Police took Piers Corbyn away in handcuffs after he joined with a megaphone, proclaiming that 5G and the coronavirus pandemic were linked.

He said “5G enhances anyone who’s got illness from Covid" and called the lockdown a “pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order”.

He was taken away after declining to leave when asked by a police officer and declining to give his details when asked.