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Police mistake pensioners queueing for vaccine for an illegal rave

Post by IceCube » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:13 am

Police in Essex made a mistake recently when they turned up to what they thought was an illegal rave, but was actually pensioners queueing up to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Having seen a large group of people outside the Essex Freemasons' Saxon Hall in Southend - where vaccines were being given - somebody called the police warning them of a "rave".

Pensioners were in place of pingers and rave-friendly tunes, though, when the blues and twos showed up. A bunch of OAPs were merely in line outside the building to get their jab, which was hit with a delay when the vaccines turned up late.

The Saxon Hall chairman, Dennis Baum, said: “It was really funny when the police arrived as they had been notified that there was a “rave” taking place at Saxon Hall - only to find 80 and 90 year-olds on wheelchairs, zimmer frames and walking sticks, patiently queueing for their vaccinations.

“Grumpy old men and grumpy old women were in abundance. Nevertheless, as a balancing act many more very appreciative people couldn’t have been more grateful to receive the vaccine and to Saxon Hall and the Freemasons for facilitating it.”

The Hall was expecting the Astra-Zeneca vaccine on the day, but it was the Pfizer one that arrived at a later than scheduled time of 9.10am, with less doses than needed. This led to car congestion reminiscent of raves back in the early '90s.

https://mixmag.net/read/police-pensione ... -rave-news

... A COVID-19 vaccine rave? o.O

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