Protesters led by England rugby star James Haskell have driven an orange tank on Parliament Square to demand gyms stay open during lockdown. The former international, 35, was stopped by police as he joined sports nutrition brand Grenade in demonstrating against gyms and leisure centres being classified as ‘non-essential’ under the rules, which take effect from midnight on Thursday. It comes as a number of gyms across England say they ‘refuse to obey the tyranny’ and will defy the new measures, despite facing a hefty fine of up to £10,000. Data for the end of October shows gyms were the sixth most common place for Test and Trace contact tracing exercises to be prompted, falling below supermarkets, pubs and restaurants and schools. There were a reported 22million visits to gyms after they reopened in July, with 78 Covid-19 cases being tracked to these locations. Pedestrians look on as England rugby star James Haskell is seen riding on top of the orange tank around central London in protest of gyms closing during the second Covid-19 lockdown Police are seen pulling over Haskell as he rides on top of the tank in Parliament Square. The publicity student was in protest of gyms… Read full this story
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