Britons are furious after pictures emerged of large groups of people appearing to flout social distancing rules as pubs reopened in England over the weekend.
On Saturday (local time) public venues such as pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks opened up again with strict social distancing rules.
But photos of crowds crammed into bars and waiting in long queues have sparked concerns of a second wave of COVID-19.
In Soho, London store manager Rafal Liszewski told the Express it was "out of control" as an estimated 3000 people stormed the popular hub of nightlife.
Chairman of the Police Federation, John Apter, said it was "crystal-clear" people could not follow lockdown rules when alcohol is involved. During his shift in Southampton, there were fights, naked men and angry drunks, he said.
"It was a busy night but the shift managed to cope. I know other areas have had issues with officers being assaulted," he told the Express.
Photos from London have also caused outrage as people flocked to social media to criticise the lax social distancing. Some Brits were concerned the behaviour was likely to cause a second wave of COVID-19.
"Welcome to the second wave after the drunken idiots forgot about social distancing," one said, while another slammed the crowds as "selfish", saying she hopes "they feel ashamed of themselves".
A third described the swathes of people in pubs as "so stupid".
"What a selfish, ignorant crowd of people - no brain cells in their heads."