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Huge Snowball Fight Breaks Out In Park As Up To 200 People Gather Despite Lockdown Rules

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England is in the midst of a terrifying coronavirus pandemic outbreak and hospitals all over the country are being overwhelmed past breaking point.

So you can imagine people's shock and surprise at seeing hundreds of people flout lockdown restrictions to have...a snowball fight.

Parts of the country are being blanketed in heavy snow as winter fully sets in.

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While some are keeping themselves warm inside and watching the flakes fall outside, around 200 people gathered in Leeds to get amongst the action.

Footage posted to social media shows hundreds of people on two 'teams' tossing snowballs at each other, with one user dubbing it 'the battle of Hyde Park'.

Liam Ford, who lives nearby, shot a brief video after coming across the commotion while on a walk with his girlfriend.

The furloughed retail worker said: "With what's going on, I can't condone mass gatherings like that. I've really come to appreciate going for a walk and having that time, I think these people have abused that.

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"We were going for a walk in the park, it's literally around the corner from our house, and we heard all this commotion. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

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"There were two groups of around 100 people each side, stood apart, charging at each other and throwing snowballs.

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"I was stood there for a good ten minutes and there times when it quietened down and then picked back up again.

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"It just shows a blatant disregard for the NHS and the strain it is under."

He uploaded the footage to social media and slammed the participants in the snowball fight for disobeying the strict lockdown rules.

Liam said people are dying in hospitals and staff are being pushed to their limits and this type of behaviour shouldn't be tolerated.

He added: "It's quite an open park so you can see the middle of it from wherever you are. Every so often you could hear them picking up again.

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"For there to be so many people, I think there must have been some sort of organisation behind it."

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police told Metro: "We are aware of this matter. All persons dispersed."

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.