Cambridge students defy Covid rules for boozy 'Caesarian Sunday' to celebrate ...

Thousands of students turned up at a park for an annual drinking event - with some seen urinating up trees and others vomiting.

The booze-fuelled 'Caesarian Sunday' event shouldn't have happened on Jesus Green in Cambridge because of Covid restrictions - but crowds gathered anyway.

Witnesses said there was chaos as students lit barbecues, ignored social distancing rules and drank until they were sick.

The event is at least eight decades old and usually takes place on the Sunday of the first May bank Holiday weekend.

In the past, the gathering has been criticised for causing havoc, with masses of litter left lying around and people becoming ill from the amount they have drunk.

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Pictures taken on Sunday show thousands of students stood and sat in groups on the green, with men urinating into waterways and up against trees while the grass was strewn with plastic bottles and beer cans.

Cambridge University students descended on Jesus green in Cambridge for Caesarian Sunday

Cambridge University students descended on Jesus green in Cambridge for Caesarian Sunday

This eight-decade old tradition which sees students party for the last time before exams begin

This eight-decade old tradition which sees students party for the last time before exams begin

Event went ahead despite Covid-19 restrictions which ban outdoor gatherings of more than six

Event went ahead despite Covid-19 restrictions which ban outdoor gatherings of more than six

Witnesses estimated that up to 3,000 students gathered on the green this Bank Holiday

Witnesses estimated that up to 3,000 students gathered on the green this Bank Holiday

Several police officers can be seen talking to people in the crowds, but one witness said not enough had been done to move people on.

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Current restrictions ban outdoor meet-ups of more than six people or two households.

One witness said the event was 'like a rave' with loud music blaring out and drunken people dancing.

Another said: 'Police were doing absolutely nothing to move people on. It was a joke.

'There were lots of men and women urinating by the trees on the path in front of passing public.

'Young women were vomiting from too much drink. I spoke to two police officers who said as you can imagine we can't exactly get involved.

Cambridge University students drinking on Jesus Green as part of Caesarean Sunday

Cambridge University students drinking on Jesus Green as part of Caesarean Sunday

Event has been criticised historically due to amount of litter left over and antisocial behaviour

Event has been criticised historically due to amount of litter left over and antisocial behaviour

People letting their hair down at the Caesarean Sunday in Cambridge

People letting their hair down at the Caesarean Sunday in Cambridge

People letting their hair down at the Caesarean Sunday in on Jesus Green in Cambridge

Council bosses have threatened to cancel the event in the past due to problems it causes

Council bosses have threatened to cancel the event in the past due to problems it causes

What is Cambridge University's Caesarian Sunday event?

Often described as the birth of the summer drinking parties, it historically takes place at a park in Cambridge’s city centre, on the first bank holiday of the summer term.

It is said to have started when a member of the Green Giants stole a bottle of Pimm’s from a Caesarian.

The bottle was then thrown at the

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