Illegal party in London park shut down by police

An illegal street party on Clapham Common in London, England, was broken up by police on the evening of June 27, according to the BBC.

The Metropolitan Police said they introduced dispersal zones, which give officers extra power to disperse crowds, on Clapham and Tooting Bec Commons to clear crowds causing "significant disruptions."

The two unlicensed events follow others that were held in Newham, Kensal Town and Maida Vale areas of London, reports said.

This video, described as showing an "unofficial pride" celebration, shows a large group of people closely packed together on Clapham Common.

Shirley Kermer, chair of Friends of Clapham Common, said: "When people arrived on the Common first thing this morning, there was disbelief, dismay, there were tears and to see it trashed - there's no other word for it - it was trashed.

"We're in a pandemic."

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