Hooligan minority? But enough about the police.
From The Guardian UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/mar/27/tuc-march-ed-miliband-labour-rally
Business secretary Vince Cable says huge turnout at TUC march will not knock government’s cuts strategy off course
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 27 March 2011
Labour has defended Ed Miliband‘s part in Saturday’s peaceful TUC march and rally in London against government spending cuts, as the cleanup continued of symbols of wealth damaged by a minority of anarchists.
Senior opposition figures condemned the “unrepresentative hooligans” whose behaviour threatened to overshadow the protests of hundreds of thousands of others.
Michael Fallon, the deputy Conservative party chairman, accused Labour of “the laughable fiction” that it had “left the country some sort of golden economic legacy”. The business secretary, Vince Cable, told the BBC that the government was listening to the trade unions but would not change its strategy because of yesterday’s march.
More than 200 people were arrested and 84 people injured, including 31 police officers, as trouble flared in Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadily and Trafalgar Square, with banks, the Ritz hotel and the upmarket food store Fortnum and Mason among the targets.
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