Fight breaks out in Tesco egg aisle over two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday

 A FIGHT broke out in a Tesco's egg aisle this morning over a row about the two-minutes silence held on Remembrance Sunday.

Shoppers were shocked to hear screaming and shouting as they paused to pay their respects inside a Tesco superstore in Middlesbrough.

It's believed that one shopper continued talking during the two minutes of silence – causing another woman to ask her to be quiet – which then started the commotion.

Cops stepped in to break up the brawl with one witness saying there were smashed eggs left all over the aisle floor.

One mortified shopper told Teesside Live: “We were all stood still, observing the two minutes’ silence when we heard lots of screaming and shouting.

"Everyone was looking at each other, we were like  ‘what’s going on’.

“I heard someone shout ‘you’ve disrespected my mother!’"

He said that all the staff in the shop then ran towards the egg aisle, where the brawl started.

A woman told the witness that the fight started after one woman asked another to be quiet during the silence to pay respects to soldiers who fought in World War One.


Moments later, the women were screaming at each other and there were eggs smashed all over the floor.

He added:“It was definitely not something you see every day.

“I only went in for a chicken.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We would like to thank the police for their swift assistance following an incident in our Eston Cleveland Extra this morning.”

This morning, the Queen led Remembrance Sunday ceremonies as wreaths were laid and war heroes stood in a solemn tribute to those who sacrificed so much – as Boris Johnson says "no virus will stop us".

The annual service at the Cenotaph in London went ahead today, with the ceremony being held outdoors and invited guests were required to observe social distancing.

Although the public was unable to attend, the event was broadcasted live on multiple channels, with people encouraged to take part in the two-minute silence at home.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted a Remembrance Sunday message today.

The PM wrote: "No virus will stop us from honouring the memory of the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

"Today, as every day, we will remember them."

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