'Selfish': How Facebook reacted to huge crowds outside Portsmouth's Astoria nightclub

OPINIONS have been divided after footage emerged showing huge crowds huddled together outside a city nightclub.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 8:01 am
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 10:13 am

The video shows hundreds queuing to get into Astoria in Guildhall Walk.

In the footage, which was recorded on Tuesday night and shared on Facebook, shows the line stretching back from the nightclub entrance and along Winston Churchill Avenue, near to the Portsmouth Crown Court.

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Readers on The News Facebook page were divided over the scenes, here’s how people reacted:

Maisie Sealey said: ‘When will people learn. And they will probably be the people who complain about the new restrictions whilst poor people who have been following rules all along will be suffering the consequences of their actions. Selfish.’

Stew Taylor added: ‘Why on earth is this being allowed to happen?’

Mark Robertshaw wrote: ‘These students will be at uni every day , these students will not be mixing with their families they will be in a large bubble at university.’

Claire Johanna Percival said: ‘Shut them all... pubs as well. Stupid selfish idiots!’

Carl Garrod wrote: ‘People just trying to live a normal life are not "idiots" as the puritanical lockdown brigade like to throw around as they clutch their pearls.’

Lee Fowler said: ‘Look again how easy it is for you all to turn on each other.’

Cath Darnton wrote: ‘People were blamed going on over crowed beaches and attending mass crowds at protest did the numbers rise back then ?’

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