A MAN held a protest outside Primark to berate its customers.

With a microphone in hand, the lone protester shouted at people going in and out of the store in Western Road, Brighton, on Tuesday evening.

He said: “You want to risk everybody’s life by going to Primark?

“What did you get? Underwear?

“You’ve all got clothes… what do you need to go into there for and risk people’s lives.”

The man could be seen shouting at young women coming out of the store in a video captured from over the road by Mandy Savic Sandoval.

A spokesman for Primark said: “Employee and customer safety are Primark’s highest priority.

“We are closely following all government safety advice and putting rigorous health and safety measures in place in all stores, including a strict social distancing protocol, personal protection for employees and customers and increased in-store cleaning.”

Pictures from outside the store showed the moment massive queues formed as eager shoppers descended on the city centre after the easing of lockdown rules.

Primark, unlike many other clothing retailers, does not run an online service.

This meant fans of the franchise had been unable to use the chain since March. One shopper said that people were queuing outside the store from 3am when it reopened on June 15.

A passerby said: “The queue for Primark this morning was the biggest I’ve ever seen.”