Silence from politicians, mainstream media, and also double standards from Greater Manchester Police have added to growing frustration among some Mancunians. Two days later the force issued a series of tweets announcing they had broken up house parties across the region and issued homeowners with fixed penalty notices. Homes targeted included a private gathering of seven people in Droylsden and a children's birthday party in Swinton attended by three families. Many of those commenting on the tweets pointed out that when hundreds of people were gathering on Wilmslow Road there was not a single arrest or fixed penalty issued. There was, conveniently, no tweet either.
Considering that we have been constantly bombarded with mainstream media propaganda in recent months about 'institutional racism', if anything the police in Greater Manchester seem to be favouring BAME communities rather than 'oppressing' them. Unfortunately, coronavirus is less partisan.