Woman fined £500 for organising an outdoor event with 30 people

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A woman has been fined £500 for organising a protest in Cardiff Bay which was attended by more than 30 people.

The outdoor event, which was namely protests, took place on January 12 and 13, South Wales Police have confirmed.

A statement shared on the force’s Twitter account read: “A woman has been reported for summons for breaching #COVID19 regulations by organising an outdoor event, namely protests on Tuesday and Wednesday, attended by more than 30 people. She now has the opportunity to either pay a £500 fixed penalty notice or request a court hearing.

“@WelshGovernment regulations are in place to protect the community from the spread of #COVID19 and this action was taken in an effort to protect the public’s health during this global pandemic.

“Enquiries into the protests are continuing and further action against other individuals for breaching #COVID19 regulations and, or other criminal offences, is anticipated.”

Protesters took to the streets of Cardiff this week following the death of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan hours after he was released from police custody.

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Wales has been under alert level four since December 20, with current restrictions only allowing essential travel. This would include travelling to buy food, to go to work or education if you can’t work from home, or to provide care for a vulnerable person.

The public are being urged to stay at home.

Other fines officers have handed out in the last week includes 28 fixed penalty notices at two house parties in Cardiff as council leader brandishes people “selfish idiots”.

Cardiff Council leader Huw Thomas posted on social media saying that in the last week, 61% of fines issued in Cardiff last week were for household gatherings.



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