Vocal anti-austerity campaigner and singer Charlotte Church has said she is “really sorry” for the behaviour of a few anti-government protesters after journalists were spat at yesterday.
Ahead of the conference, Tory party chairman Lord Feldman emailed members suggesting that they should not wear their passes outside the ring of steel surrounding the Manchester Central complex.
“The fact that only four arrests have been made throughout the day so far was particularly pleasing”.
Sunday’s rally was the first of a series of protest events including debates, parties and flash mobs set to target the Conservative conference before it finishes up on Wednesday.
The health secretary was protected by a cordon of police officers.
“Today around 60,000 people took part in a demonstration and I would like to thank them for their cooperation”, said Chief Superintendent John O’Hare of the Greater Manchester Police, according to the Guardian. He [the delegate] was goading the crowd and he got his comeuppance.
The crowd meanwhile seemed preoccupied with mocking Prime Minister David Cameron with pig jokes and banners telling him not to bomb Syria, cut welfare or slash funding for the National Healthcare System.
“If they think they are going to have a smooth ride over the next five years, they’ve got another thing coming”. A little-known part of the aftermath of an election is the number of unsuccessful candidates left wondering how on earth they can pay off tens of thousands of pounds of debt they have racked up during the campaign. The protest, organizers said, was a march against the government’s “damaging [program] of austerity and [its] attacks on the rights of working people and their unions,” AFP reported. He explained “we are showing the numbers of people who are here to say that we are not accepting any more cuts, and that refugees are welcome here”.
Mr Corbyn joined condemnation of the spitting incidents.
“What has happened is inexcusable and journalists must be able to do their job”, the spokesman said.