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Arrests have been made after more than 300 people gathered at Stormont to demonstrate against coronavirus regulations.

Northern Ireland is facing four weeks of tight restrictions on movement which the Executive approved to try to halt a dramatic increase in cases over recent weeks.

As demonstrators gathered to express their opposition to the regulations in the grounds of Stormont, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were in attendance.

Using a loudspeaker, officers read out a warning to those gathered of a risk of prosecution under the coronavirus restrictions against large groups meeting outside.

The latest regulations prohibit mass gatherings, stating that no more than 15 can gather outside.

The PSNI confirmed that arrests were made and fines handed out at Stormont on Sunday.

“The numbers in attendance and the lack of social distancing in the crowd were in stark contrast with assurances given to police by the organisers in the days leading up to the event,” Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said.

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