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50,000 PEOPLE MARCH AGAINST TORIES IN MANCHESTER AS DISABLED PEOPLE ARRESTED
 

Star date: 1st October 2017

HUGE DEMO AGAINST CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE ENDS WITH KETTLE AND ARRESTS

The People's Assembly estimate that 50,000 people attended today's huge protest in Manchester against the Tory Party Conference. Beginning with a feeder march from Salford, campaign groups converged on Castlefield in Manchester for a rally, followed by a march to Piccadilly Gardens.

This evening, however, the police kettled demonstrators in St Peter's Square near the Conference Centre, while members of Disabled People Against the Cuts blocked tramlines in protest and were arrested.

Full details here...


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Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference
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Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference
Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference
Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference Huge demo against Manchester Conservative Party Conference
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Trade unionists, campaigners, Green Party and Labour Party members, and basically anyone with a distaste for the current Tory Government descended on Manchester City Centre today for a huge demonstration which organisers, The People's Assembly, estimated was 50,000 strong.

A feeder march of anti-fracking campaigners and trade unionists began from outside Salford Museum and Art Gallery on the Crescent and met up with thousands of people in Castlefield, Manchester, for a rally in which speakers took turns to slam the Tories on all sorts of issues, ranging from cuts to the NHS to benefit sanctions and zero hours contracts.

As the good natured march weaved its way to Piccadilly Gardens, complete with sound systems, choirs and drumming bands, anger rose as it got nearest to Central Manchester Conference Centre, where the Tories are holding their conference, with red flares being let off.

From Piccadilly Gardens, some protesters made their way to St Peter's Square and into the officially 'designated protest area' to chant against the Tories as they were entering the ring of steel around the conference centre.

Despite it being a 'designated protest area', police kettled the demonstrators and wouldn't allow them to leave. As more people gathered around the scene, members of Disabled People Against The Cuts (DPAC) took their wheelchairs onto the tram lines in protest at the police behaviour.

After a stand-off, the disabled people were arrested, while, the Salford Star understands, police would only allow those in the kettle to leave if they gave their personal details. This was refused and, instead, all were handed exclusion notices that ban them from the town centre during the duration of the Tory Conference.


The Take Back Manchester Festival continues for the duration of the Conservative Party Conference with an anti-fracking protest tomorrow from 1pm (see here).

At 2pm tomorrow, the Salford Star editor is also speaking at a public meeting in Piccadilly Gardens on 'A Media For The Many Not The Few' with Julie Hesmondhalgh and others (see here). The Salford Star will be unveiling its brand new - hoodies and sweatshirts - merchandise at the event.

See also: Thousands march against Brexit in Manchester - click here



the end wrote
at 09:48:06 on 04 October 2017
Disabled people are not above the law, Salford Star. They were stopping people going about their lawful business.

Reg Pickard wrote
at 14:58:40 on 03 October 2017
Well done to everyone involved in protest . We do not want the Tory scum in this city . Unless it's for a mass lynching .

white wrote
at 13:09:25 on 03 October 2017
Anthony "At least the Tories have their conference in the north. Labour too frightened to move too far away from Laahhn-daan. " Anthony is being stupid. Labour Party Conferences. 2014 - Manchester 2015 - Brighton 2016 - Liverpool 2017 - Brighton Perhaps Anthony would now try to engage his brain and work out the pattern.

Anthony wrote
at 22:47:10 on 02 October 2017
At least the Tories have their conference in the north. Labour too frightened to move too far away from Laahhn-daan.

George wrote
at 19:17:18 on 02 October 2017
Yes Felse is what Labour need. Top of the Tree and a future MP without doubt for Labour with Felse knowing all the other Parties inner secrets he should be rocketed to Labour General Election guru. Goodbye Fletcher for not seeing grasping the F nettle will launch JC into Number Ten. Dennet should be on the phone now saying make it so to save Salford.

wrote
at 17:15:31 on 02 October 2017
MJF wants to rejoin the Labour part! One puzzle though; why does he need to write to Jeremy Corbyn? It's simple enough to join by getting touch with party HQ, or is he hoping the JC will be so overjoyed about his rejoining that he will immediately sign him up as a prospective election candidate? I hope the part take note of his pronouncements over the years and politely tell him where to go.

Fletcher wrote
at 17:15:22 on 02 October 2017
I am writing to Jeremy Corbyn to tell him that if he allows M J Felse to rejoin the party, I will be resigning and burning my membership card. I think we have to be very careful who we let in.

Michael James Felse wrote
at 09:52:42 on 02 October 2017
I am moved by the size of the public outcry and get the message loud and clear making me today write to Jeremy Corbyn for me to rejoin The Labour Party. Time for all northerners to back Labour.

Kathleen jones wrote
at 09:18:36 on 02 October 2017
the council should allow any concert there they are asking for trouble this should be banned all over the country

Tories Out 2017 wrote
at 06:50:15 on 02 October 2017
I see Democracy and Free Speech is still alive in Manchester. "Not!!!". Once again we are seeing that the GMP serve the needs of the Tories but refuse to serve and protect the citizens of Manchester. The disabled, vulnerable within Manchester and Salford are being pushed out of their affordable social housing to make way for overpriced developments and now they are being arrested because they were enforcing their right to peacefully protest against the Tories Austerity Cuts, which is leaving many of those who are disabled and vulnerable, without a roof over their head and food to eat. Where was the Labour Party when all these arrests were taking place? I think the GMP have forgotten who it was that cut their Police Funding? That's right, the Tories reduced the budget for all the Police Forces within the UK? So when Mrs May makes further cuts to the GMP, don't come crying to those who could have helped you. I think the arresting of Disabled Adults is a new all time low for the GMP. Shame on you!!!

Alice wrote
at 06:49:45 on 02 October 2017
I was at the demonstration, which was orderly and focussed on showing how dissatisfied people are with the unjust and damaging policies of the Tories. It was very broad based, with families as well as campaign groups, including a very large contingent of young people, especially in the 'red block' of Momentum. This is significant, as the Tories are discussing the fall in their number of young supporters. Surely this powerful outpouring of anti Tory feeling must dent the arrogant indifference of those Tory conference members who dared pop their heads over the barricades of police and concrete.

Karl Marx & Sparks wrote
at 21:02:30 on 01 October 2017
Why do Manchester Council keep letting the Tories have their whack ass concert here ? Perhaps we should get a petition up to ban this sort of thing !

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