British Police Threaten to “Appear From Shadows” to Bust Rural Picnics

Central Bedfordshire police have triggered an avalanche of social media scorn after warning residents that their scenic picnics would be ambushed by eagle-eyed law enforcement tasked with supervising Covid-19 lockdown measures.

The police force, which serves a rural area of eastern England, took to Twitter to announce that they would be on the prowl for unruly locals trying to enjoy the nice weather outside.

“If you think that by going for a picnic in a rural location no one will find you, don’t be surprised if an officer appears from the shadows! We are covering the whole county,” they wrote, including a photograph illustrating the discreet nature of their personnel.

The unnerving public service announcement didn’t go down well with the public, as Twitter commenters took turns to admonish the force.

“Fascism always lurks in the shadows. We must be vigilant,” replied popular bitcoin enthusiast and entrepreneur Samson Mow.

“The UK is dead,” lamented Joel Lambert, a television host and former Navy SEAL.

Jordan Schachtel, a specialist in national security issues, joked that the tweet seemed to suggest that Nazi Germany had won World War II.

The force issued a clarification following the barrage of negative comments, insisting that their message was “well intentioned.” They said the patrols were necessary because picnics “aren’t essential” and that the stay-at-home order was in place to save lives.

Source: RT

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bob
bob
3 months ago

A story from RT International,their website conveniently refuses to publish anything about whats happening in Moscow regarding covid 19!

Heres a little hint,probably about 30,000 cases in Russia by the time anyone reads this,but hey ,covid 19 only effects the decedent and liberal west,at least according to this dreadful kremlin propaganda channel,RT_International

Johnny reb
Johnny reb
3 months ago

But the police had no time to stop Rotterham rape gangs.

ke4ram
ke4ram
3 months ago

“Central Bedfordshire police have triggered an avalanche of social media scorn after warning residents that their scenic picnics would be ambushed by eagle-eyed law enforcement”

Oh yea,,, the keyboard commandos. You want your freedom? tens of thousands of you show up at the parks every day… Hug and kiss each other. Then in unison, Yell F*off!

itchyvet
itchyvet
3 months ago

No one stays healthy locked up within four walls. That’s called PRISON, yet even there, they allow you out for daily execercise and sunshine, so why are people being denied that basic human right ? In Australia, we ARE allowed outside daily for the above. Yet you poor saps in the U.K. who don’t get half them amount of sunshine we do, are being denied even that little bit ??????? WOW, time for revolution, get the pitch forks and spades out people.

pasha
pasha
3 months ago

You fucking idiot Brits voted for the kleptofascists Tories. So suck it up and deal.

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