Jeremy Corbyn has urged activists protesting at the Conservative Party conference to refrain from “personal attacks”.

The Labour leader will head to Manchester, where the Tories are gathering, to take part in a rally as part of a campaign to protect postal services.

A series of demonstrations and protest events are planned, backed by unions and other campaign groups, while the Conservative conference takes place.

Party leaders have traditionally stayed away from their rivals’ conferences, but Mr Corbyn will address a public meeting organised by the Communication Workers’ Union on Monday in Manchester.

In a message on Twitter, Mr Corbyn said: “Ahead of Tory Conference I urge all activists to focus on policy & to take no part in personal attacks.”

A flash mob at Manchester Piccadilly railway station featured protesters waving placards reading “Tories not welcome, go home” and a knitted banner reading “don’t stitch us up”.

A protest camp, which featured an all night rave attended by around 200 people, was set up in Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre, leading to “numerous complaints from residents and local businesses about noise levels”, police said.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn urges Tory conference protesters to avoid ‘personal attacks’

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