A BANGOR business is to lead a protest to highlight the impact of lockdown on local traders.

Jules Lee, proprietor of Jules Tattoos in High Street, announced the plans today.

She said the protest is to be held by all shops in Bangor High Street from 4pm to 6pm on Thursday (October 22).

Businesses including hairdressers, cobblers, eateries, music shops and more will set up stalls, tables and seating areas outside the front of their businesses on the street itself to serve customers.

Local musicians will also be performing live music in the street.

Jules Lee, who will be tattooing in front of her own shop, said: "We are doing this to bring attention to the fact that this lockdown has decimated the high street here in Bangor, and without business support, many of us will be forced to close down for good."

Bangor has been under local lockdown since 6pm on Saturday, October 10.

Danielle Asquith, also from Jules Tattoos, said: "Local businesses have seen a huge drop in trade, they've stayed open while customers are being instructed to stay away.

"The message is simple, allow us to work to normal capacity or fund our temporary closure. It is simply not viable to continue the way things are."

For more information about the protest contact Jules Lee on 07949 380823 or email info@julestattoos.com