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A shocking video shared on Snapchat shows hundreds of people dancing to music at an illegal 'quarantine rave' at a park in Oldham last night. You can watch it below:
The video was filmed last night (Saturday 13 June) and shows hundreds gathered in Daisy Nook Park in Failsworth - while a sign reading 'Quarantine Rave' can be seen.
Manchester Evening News reports that there were two illegal raves held in Greater Manchester last night, with a second taking place in Carrington, Trafford.
Photos showing people dressed up in brightly-coloured party gear and sipping from red cups have been shared online.
Police attended both raves, while other photos showed paramedics attending the Oldham rave.
One witness, who asked not to be named, told the MEN: "There's something massive going on.
"Huge police presence, and at least 50 or 60 cars all parked up. Roads blocked off, and about 100 people walking away from the scene."
Social media users have been quick to condemn those who have flouted lockdown rules to meet up the illegal events, with one person posting: "Every selfish person who went to this last night should be ashamed. Stupidity, inconsiderate idiots."
Another posted: "Absolutely disgusted at the Quarantine Rave in Daisy Nook last night. Everyone who attended should be ashamed of themselves."
Someone else added: "Absolutely ridiculous. Imagine going to a 'rave' in the middle of such a horrendous pandemic."
MP Angela Rayner said she was out with charity Street Angels in Oldham 'dealing with the illegal rave' at Daisy Nook.
This morning, photos showing the piles of rubbish left behind have been posted on social with one showing bottles, cardboard boxes and carrier bags left lying around in the park.
Speaking to the MEN one volunteer who had stepped up to clean the park said he had been cleaning up since 5am this morning.
And here we are this morning at daisy nook, hope it was worth it u tramps x pic.twitter.com/RqQn6SINmy- Hannah:cupid: (@mumjeanz) June 14, 2020
Absolutely disgusting! I've been out since early doors trying to clean up the mess left by these idiots. Not only have they trashed Daisy Nook but left rubbish by all the neighbouring properties (including mine) :rage: pic.twitter.com/Npx0ipPiLu- Roman Dibden (@RomanDibden) June 14, 2020
He said: "They were all on the field partying, throwing all sorts all over the place. I must have picked up about a thousand gas canisters."
Although some lockdown measures have been eased over the past few weeks, mass gatherings are still illegal.
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