In pictures: Police arrest ravers at illegal warehouse rave in Yate

Police were attacked whilst trying to shutdown the rave


Last Saturday Police were called to an illegal rave at a warehouse in Yate, just hours after Boris had announced new lockdown measures for England.

The police spent over 12 hours trying to shut down the rave. The organiser has since received a £10,000 fine.

A Bristol Uni student who attended the rave told us that “police were shouting ‘go home'” which was only met with jeers and shouts of “we are free people”. 

Here are the events of outside the rave in pictures:

Police estimated around 700 people attended the rave in Yate.

Chief Inspector Mark Runacres said: “We’re sorry for the disruption caused by the selfish actions of the organisers of this event and those attending. This unlicensed event was organised in secret, despite people being fully aware of the ongoing risk to public health due to COVID-19.”

“We seek to take appropriate action against those responsible.”

All photos via SWNS

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