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UK’s Johnson acknowledges attending 2020 lockdown party, apologizes

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face covering to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, leaves from 10 Downing Street in central London on January 12, 2022.(Tolga Akmen/AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face covering to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, leaves from 10 Downing Street in central London on January 12, 2022.(Tolga Akmen/AFP)

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says sorry after admitting he attended a lockdown-breaching party in Downing Street, but deflects opposition demands for his resignation.

Johnson tells parliament that millions of Britons had made “extraordinary sacrifices” during the first COVID lockdown in 2020 and while the party appeared to him to be a work event, he issues “heartfelt apologies.”

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