Young people at ‘lockdown rave’ slammed as ‘disrespectful to NHS’

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A video showing young people at a 'lockdown rave' was criticised by readers who called it 'disrespectful to the NHS'.

The ECHO was sent a video clip which appears to show a group of young people at a woodland rave in the Fazakerley area.

A video has emerged appearing to show a rave involving large numbers of people in woodland in Fazakerley during lockdown

There is loud dance music playing in the background and young people appear to be dancing together.

It is believed the rave took place this weekend, but this can not be confirmed.

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Social gatherings of this type have been been banned due to the lockdown rules aimed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which has claimed over 30,000 lives in the UK.

Our report into the incident split opinions amongst readers with some quick to condemn the apparent 'rave' at a time of national emergency in violation of lockdown rules.

A video has emerged appearing to show a rave involving large numbers of people in woodland in Fazakerley during lockdown

William Szymanski Syme said: "I feel sorry for the doctors and nurses that will be treating them within the next 14 days."

Linda Cavanagh said: "Do their parents not have any control over them? No-one likes being stuck indoors."

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Ian Walker said: "If they live at home then hold their parents accountable and fine them."

Another commenter said: "How hard is it for them to understand 'stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives'."

A video has emerged appearing to show a rave involving large numbers of people in woodland in Fazakerley during lockdown

Another Facebook user said: "This was on Saturday and right behind my house. Nightmare."

However, many others, while not condoning the 'rave' expressed scepticism that anything could be done to stop social gatherings of this kind.

Other readers suggested that other people gathering at beaches and in parks was a bigger problem.

Diane Green said: "You are never going to stop them, just look after yourselves take responsibility for your own lives as they are with theirs."

Ray Lee Adams said: "All those hiding indoors feared to go out would all have been their in their youth, it's a bit hypocritical to blast those doing what you would have done."

Jase Mcelroy said: "We are all older and maybe wiser but if this was in the 1990s most of us would have been there."

But this view was criticised directly by other readers who pointed out that there was no global pandemic that resulted in a nationwide lockdown during their adolescence.

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Steven DeMort said: "Funny, I don't remember there being a pandemic resulting in a global lockdown in the 1990s."

The ECHO has forwarded the video of the Fazakerley gathering to Merseyside Police.

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