The UK’s main police union has recognized the risk of opening nightlife this Saturday, although social distance must be maintained to avoid coronavirus infections.
“It is as clear as water that drunks do not respect social distance,” said John Apter, President of the Police Federation, in a statement by The Guardian.
Pictures from this Saturday night in Soho, London, show crowded streets until early Sunday morning, and Apter himself has reported seeing “naked men, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights” and angry drunkards while on guard in Southampton. “
“It was a busy night, but the staff got past it. I know of other areas where even police officers have been attacked,” said Apter.