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Anti-cuts demonstrations as David Cameron visited Liverpool

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Anti-cuts demonstrations as David Cameron visited Liverpool

About 60 people from trade unions, anti-cuts and other groups gathered at the front of the Museum of Liverpool ahead of the Prime Minister’s arrival for the launch of a business expo in 2014 in the city.

David Cameron entered through the back door of a city museum as he avoided a group of protesters.

A Merseyside Police Chief Inspector read Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 which imposes conditions on public assemblies; the number of people who may take part, the location of the assembly, and its maximum duration. And as police shepherded people to one side, Mr Cameron’s motorcade drove around the back of the building.

Michelle Smith, an activist from Liverpool Against Cuts, said: “It says something that the prime minister of this country has to be sneaked round the back of the building.

“We are being deprived of a voice because we can’t express our opinions about what this government’s cuts are doing to ordinary people.”

3rd Jan 2013. Liverpool, England, UK

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