11,000 euro fine for organizing a huge snowball fight

Hundreds of people took part in a snowball fight on 14 January in Leeds (UK). – Pixabay / PublicDomainPicture

Two youngsters from Leeds (United Kingdom), who staged a massive snowball fight on 14 January, were each fined 10,000 pounds (11,300 euros). Local police speculated on Thursday, 28 January, that they had “violated” the measures taken to limit the spread of Kovid-19 in the country, BBC reports relayed by RTL Info.

The 20 and 23-year-old English appealed on social media to participate in the rally, which was taking place in a city park in northern England. They had managed to score hundreds of people.


Police said in a statement that they posed “a significant and completely unnecessary risk of the virus spreading”. In Britain, anyone can currently be fined £ 10,000 for bringing more than thirty people together.

The British government has announced a national lockout in England from 5 January. Grouping between people who do not live in the same house is currently prohibited.

One of these youths was already fined

More than 42,000 sanctions were imposed in England and Wales for compliance with health measures between the end of March and 17 January. The 23-year-old had already been fined for not meeting the people living with him.

The United Kingdom has been affected by the third pandemic wave for several weeks. More than 100,000 people have already died since Kovid-19 since the onset of the epidemic.

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