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UK Police Break Up 'Prayer Meeting' In Birmingham Park

Added 04-06-20 08:47:02am EST - “Police in Birmingham, England dispersed a group of 20 people who had gathered in a local park for 'a prayer meeting'.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “UK Police Break Up 'Prayer Meeting' In Birmingham Park”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Police in Birmingham, England dispersed a group of 20 people who had gathered in a local park for ‘a prayer meeting’.

The group of men, dressed in traditional Islamic garb, had gathered on a basketball court to pray, but the prayer meeting was in violation of the government’s social distancing orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This week we have worked with local faith leaders to help us reinforce the suspension of all congregational activities in line with the government restrictions in a bid to prevent and slow down the transmission of (COVID-19),” said a police spokesperson per Birmingham Live.

“Unfortunately on this occasion, this group have not adhered to the restrictions,” the spokesperson added.

“Our officers spoke with the group and after explaining the current guidelines around social distancing, they dispersed,” the spokesperson concluded.

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