PUBLISHED: 04:00, Thu, Oct 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:00, Thu, Oct 15, 2020
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool since 2012, took to Twitter to hit out at last night’s street parties in the city. Footage online showed the young ravers surrounding a police car, with reports saying they attacked the vehicle. It came as Liverpool became the first region in the UK to agree to enter tier three coronavirus restrictions, which see pubs and bars forced to close and household mixing banned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the nationwide three-tier system yesterday to combat the UK’s rapidly rising cases and deaths.
Mr Anderson was responding to a Liverpool Echo story showing party-goers blocking the streets of the city.
Social media footage showed huge crowds of people dancing and singing in Concert Square after the 10pm curfew closed all pubs.
One video, taken from a nearby flat, shows the crowds booing at a police car as it moves into the square, before throwing drinks at the vehicle and banging on the windows.
Merseyside Police said officers were sent to the street to disperse the large crowd safely, and added no arrests were made and no vehicles were damaged.
Coronavirus news: Liverpool's Mayor has condemned Tuesday night's street parties (Image: TWITTER)
Coronavirus news: Joe Anderson said the parties 'shame our city' (Image: TWITTER)
The mayor lashed out the ravers who flooded Liverpool’s streets last night in defiance of new restrictions.
He said on Twitter: “These pictures shame our city, attacking our brave police officers is unacceptable.
“Our health service is creaking, 300 in hospital & 30 people dead in week.
“Ignoring these facts is why we are in Tier 3 measures.”
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Coronavirus news: Liverpool went into tier three restrictions on Tuesday (Image: PA)
Coronavirus news: Third tier restrictions see the closure of pubs and a ban on household mixing (Image: EXPRESS)
Speaking to the Echo, the person who filmed the attack, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was “one of the most horrible sights that I’ve witnessed”.
They added: "This event had a particularly