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UK ELECTIONS: Violent Left-Wing Soreheads Riot in London Against Re-Election of Conservative Prime Minister David CameronPosted: May 9, 2015
Mr Cameron’s Conservative Party can rule in its own right with a majority of 12 in a 650-seat parliament, although it plans to meet with the emboldened Scottish nationalists
A protest has erupted in central London against the re-election of Britain’s Conservative prime minister David Cameron, with demonstrators throwing bottles, cans and smoke bombs at riot police.
“Mr Cameron, whose government has enacted tough spending cuts to bring down the budget deficit and promised more to come, won a second five-year term in Thursday’s election with an outright majority in parliament.”
Scuffles broke out when the anti-austerity demonstrators, blaring hooters, banging pots and chanting obscenities, confronted lines of police outside the gate leading to the prime minister’s Downing Street residence. At one point a bicycle was hurled at police.
“Anti-Tory graffiti was also daubed on a war memorial honoring the women of WWII in what the Royal British Legion called a ‘senseless act’.”
Police arrested 17 people, and four police officers and one member of police staff were injured during the protest, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
A Reuters photographer estimated that a couple of hundred people took part in the protest, including a group of about 25 black-clad youths with sunglasses and face masks.
He said police briefly closed the central Whitehall Avenue to traffic but later reopened it and surrounded the last remaining group of several dozen protesters.
Anti-Tory graffiti was also daubed on a war memorial honouring the women of WWII in what the Royal British Legion called a “senseless act”.
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