Dozens of students were singing “Covid Wah?” at an illegal university rave just a few hours before a neighboring campus was closed.
Night owls at the University of Manchester were caught on Snapchat defying the government’s “rule of six” and dancing in front of the illegal party’s dormitories. reports the MEN.
The clips, recorded at 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning, show a large gathering outside the Owens Park halls in Fallowfield in south Manchester.
It took just a few hours to jail 1,700 students at nearby Manchester Metropolitan University.
Students were told to self-isolate “with immediate effect” for 14 days after a spike in Covid cases.
Another clip shows a sea of people dancing to music that appears to come from a sound system that has been set up.
Both videos were geotagged on the Owens Park campus on Wilmslow Road.
A spokesman for the University of Manchester said the university strongly condemned student behavior.
They said details of the abusive students will be recorded.
Some of the people included in the footage will now go through a disciplinary process, they added.
More security guards have now been deployed on the Fallowfield campus.
The university spokesman’s statement reads in full: “We are aware of this party and our security services have worked with Greater Manchester Police to shut it down.
“This behavior is completely unacceptable and is strongly condemned by the university.
“We were clear and consistent with our messages about the behavior and behavior of students in halls and will work hard to identify those involved.
“Our students must adhere to the rules of social distancing and all other restrictions to protect themselves and others.
“If students fail to comply, they will face disciplinary action by the university that can result in fines or evictions, and we will not hesitate to involve the police if necessary.
“Some students have already received firm criminal charges from the police.
“Additional security guards were deployed in Fallowfield and further reminders were sent.
“Details of abusive students are recorded and some of them will now go through our disciplinary process.”