It seems Manchester is likely to host twice as many protesters against the Conservatives as last time they held their conference in the city – but will the national TV media deign to cover the protests, or will they ignore the impressive list of events, as they did last year?
As many as 100,000 anti-Tory protesters could descend on Manchester this weekend when the Conservative party conference returns to the city, according to one pressure group attending.
Various anti-Tory protests and events are scheduled to take place, including a comedy night, Laugh Them Out of Town, featuring Frankie Boyle, and a rally at which the Labour and Green leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Natalie Bennett are among the speakers.
The main event however, is a huge anti-austerity national demonstration organised by the TUC and the People’s Assembly, which is expecting more than 100,000 marchers, double the number of people that attended last time the Tories were in town. Other projections have been slightly more modest.
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