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Four people were arrested and a number of officers were injured at Manchester’s anti-lockdown protest, Greater Manchester Police have said in a statement where they strongly condemned the gathering of more than 600 demonstrators.
Assistant chief constable Mabs Hussain said: “Today, Greater Manchester police responded to a large gathering in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre. At the peak of the gathering, in excess of 600 people were in attendance.
France reported a further 38,619 coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the country’s total to 1,787,324.
It follows a record daily increase on Saturday, when a staggering 86,852 cases were logged.