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TORY PARTY CONFERENCE PROTEST MANCHESTER
 

Star date: 2nd October 2011

SALFORD HITS OUT AT TORY PARTY CONFERENCE

Hundreds of Salfordians marched from The Crescent today to join over 40,000 protestors taking to the streets of Manchester town centre in protest at Tory party cuts and attacks on public services.

For the full story and photos, including police snipers and lots of Salford people partying at the peaceful family demo click here…


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Today, hundreds of people gathered at the old Fire Station on The Crescent to join thousands of fellow protestors in Manchester. The first stop on the Salford march was Bexley Square, where flowers were laid to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the famous Bexley Square riots.

Here, on October 1st 1931, unemployed people of Salford protested outside the old Town Hall against cuts to both unemployment benefits and pay cuts for public sector workers. Salford Council was implementing cuts imposed by a coalition government.

The demonstrators, who included Ewan MacColl and Eddie Frow, were met by savage attacks from police batons and arrests, and, later, imprisonments.

From Bexley Square it was straight to Manchester, to a massive march around the city centre and a rally afterwards. Spotted amongst the crowds were three Salford Labour councillors – Steve Coen, Jim King and John Warmisham, plus Salford-based actress Maxine Peake.

Also spotted on every corner were police video vans, plus horses, plus on the roof overlooking the Tory party conference, a police sniper. The police overkill* couldn't dampen the party atmosphere as 40,000 marchers made it absolutely clear that the Tories and their cuts and their millionaire friends are not welcome in Manchester – or Salford for that matter!

* and not one single arrest...


 

Ephrem Chiltern wrote
at 12:39:53 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
BP . EXTREMELY NAIVE COMMENT . THE BANKERS CRIMINAL AND RECKLESS GAMBLING CAUSED THIS RECESSION . THE CRIMINAL BANKS WERE DE-REGULATED BY THE TORIES . BOTH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECESSION . THEY CAUSED IT . THEY CAN PAY FOR IT .
 
caroline wrote
at 12:39:20 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
BP you are talking rubbish... these people are resonable..they need to undo the damage done and pay back..Why should we pay for it?people have payed all there lives..to face this it... is not exceptable..All those are to blame.. who sat back an did nothing..for those us who tried..never give up...
 
Craig Booth wrote
at 12:38:59 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"BP wrote at 9:37:59 AM on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 It is no longer relevant who is to blame for the debt this country is in - the fact is that it needs dealing with and some people have trouble dealing with this reality. There was no money when the last government were in charge and there certianly is not now. The cuts are necessary unfortunately and the sooner people relaise this the better. As for public sector workers protesting about pension cuts - you're lucky to have a pension the government contribute towards and you're lucky you have a job to go back to." i cant stand the Tories because they are a bunch of toffee nosed ________ (ill let people fill in the blank, however i agree that the crisis needs to be sorted. But they ain't sorting it either. The whole of politics are too busy blaming one person to the next. This country and its people have had enough of the excuses and constant "he did this" and "they caused that". The banks messed up and the last government screwed us over WE KNOW!! The problem is we are not all in this together. Politicians may take a pay cut or freeze but will only claim more to compensate...banks have clearly gone back to the way they were with outrageous bonuses and i have to survive somehow off £67.50 per week not because i am lazy or don't look for work (i have applied for 200+ jobs in less then 3 months), but because there is not this demand for workers as the government aim to make out. I totally agree with the comment made by BP, but it is time to make Britain British again and proud to be it. STOP THE EXCUSES AND THE PR STUNTS, SUCH AS TODAY'S CONFERENCE SPEECH AND GET THIS COUNTRY SORTED.
 
BP wrote
at 9:37:59 AM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It is no longer relevant who is to blame for the debt this country is in - the fact is that it needs dealing with and some people have trouble dealing with this reality. There was no money when the last government were in charge and there certianly is not now. The cuts are necessary unfortunately and the sooner people relaise this the better. As for public sector workers protesting about pension cuts - you're lucky to have a pension the government contribute towards and you're lucky you have a job to go back to.
 
Albert wrote
at 3:25:43 AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Loads more Demo pics here: www.itookyourpic.com
 
RED DAVE wrote
at 6:46:05 AM on Monday, October 3, 2011
Magnificent effort . They now need to build on this . When is the next demo ? This time the torybastards kept their rabid plod on a tight leash . Let us all hope the vicious plod thugs are similarly controlled next time , unlike during the Great Miners Strike when they were ordered to brutally assault innocent strikers , and enjoyed doing so .
 
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