HomePeopleActivitiesUnderground COVID protest caught on camera

Underground COVID protest caught on camera


As the government delayed the planned ending of COVID-19 restrictions due to the spread of the new Delta variant, one popular posting on Twitter showed a man without a facemask peeling ‘Please keep your distance’ labels off the inside of an Underground train in apparent protest.

Caught on camera by Dave Gould, the man, identified later as Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy, is seen removing a number of signs while muttering: “They didn’t keep their distance at the G7, did they?”

A man identified as Piers Corbyn removes COVID labels from an Underground train. (Dave Gould on Twitter)

At the time of writing, Dave Gould’s post has 5,785 ‘Likes’, 1,030 retweets and 508 ‘quote tweets’, with comments such as “Should be prosecuted for criminal damage” by Paul Gittings being typical.

One tweet was from British Transport Police: “We are aware of this incident and are currently investigating.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Boost for regional transport in upcoming budget

It looks likely that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £5.7 billion investment into sustainable transport settlements for city regions in his Autumn Budget...

TSSA members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

The TSSA has called off its dispute with ScotRail, with its members having voted to accept a new pay offer. The TSSA says the offer...

Passengers give rail a thumbs up in latest survey

Nearly ninety per cent of rail passengers said they were satisfied with their last journey, according to a new survey by watchdog Transport Focus. The...
- Advertisement -

More news

Rail museum holds consultation on major plans

The National Railway Museum will house a consultation on plans for a new Central Hall as part of its vision as the cultural heart...

TfL bodycam video results in assault conviction

Uxbridge Magistrates have sentenced a woman to a 12-month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following a physical assault on two Transport...

Laing O’Rourke ‘well positioned’ by FY21 results

Laing O’Rourke says its latest earnings show it is continuing to “deliver certainty and technical excellence for clients and stakeholders” and that it is...