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celeste

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56552440

Eighteen people have been arrested after protesters blocked tram lines in Manchester, police have said.
The Kill the Bill protest against the government's Police and Crime Bill was described as "largely peaceful" by Greater Manchester Police.
But "significant disruption" was caused by protesters sitting on the Metrolink line in St Peter's Square, police said.

Protests were also held in towns and cities such as Bath, Falmouth, Nottingham and Sheffield.
In Brighton, hundreds of people gathered in front of the city's police headquarters to protest.
In Cambridge about 100 people gathered outside the Parkside police station, with some protestors climbing on top of the building's entrance lobby.
Mass gatherings are currently banned under coronavirus legislation and anyone breaching regulations could be fined.
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Demonstrators marched through Manchester city centre to protest against an element of the Police and Crime Bill, which would ban residing on any private or public land in vehicles without permission where they are causing "significant disruption, distress or harm to local communities".
Greater Manchester Police said officers gave repeated warnings to people who were obstructing the tram lines before making 18 arrests.
The majority of the crowd had left by 16:00 GMT, a force spokesman said.
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Re: 18 protesters arrested after blocking tramlines
« Reply #1 on: 11:12:55, 28/03/21 »
"I understand the desire to peacefully protest but by blocking trams this smaller group prevented passengers from travelling to work for essential journeys, including health and care workers.
"This was clearly unacceptable and, in our duty to serve the public, we could not allow to be tolerated any longer."

Wouldn't argue with that.
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Re: 18 protesters arrested after blocking tramlines
« Reply #2 on: 12:17:24, 28/03/21 »
Be in no doubt that these 'protests' are orchestrated by the left that are jumping on ever bandwagon to disrupt life and destroy what's left of Britain, during yesterday's tantrum the riff raff held an eight minute silence for the American criminal that died while high on drugs while resisting arrest.
 XR, BLM, Antifa, SWP, the usual suspects, trash.