‘Covid is a scam’ material posted across the Ortons

Anti-lockdown material has been posted across the Ortons in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:33 pm

Posters describing Covid as a “scam” have been located in Orton Goldhay, including on a bin, lamppost, green junction box and even on a parish council notice board in Church Drive, Orton Waterville.

Among the messages posted are: “Don’t live in fear! Covid is a scam!” and “stop lockdowns”.

A fence has also been targeted with graffiti stating: “Mask = slave”.

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Anti-lockdown messages in Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay

Some of the messages have been removed by Orton Waterville Parish Council.

Green Party councillor Julie Howell, who sits on the parish council and Peterborough City Council, said: “I don’t imagine the messages will have much impact on people’s behaviour. The clean up operation is going to be costly and it will be council taxpayers that foot the bill.”

Anti-lockdown messages on a lamppost near Phoenix School