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UK: Anger boils over in London as anti-Tory protesters face-off with riot police00:38

UK: Anger boils over in London as anti-Tory protesters face-off with riot police

United Kingdom, London
May 9, 2015 at 05:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Angry scenes broke out, with skirmishes between riot police and anti-Conservative protesters in London, Saturday. The protesters decried the Tory party victory in Thursday's UK General Election, which mandates the Conservatives to rule for five more years on a pro-austerity platform, under the leadership of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Minor incidents occurred as angry demonstrators marched on the Conservative Headquarters and later 10 Downing Street, shouting slogans including "Tory scum". Some protesters threw missiles at police as officers attempted to keep their cordon.

Conservative policies expected to be implemented within the next five years include scrapping the Human Rights Act of 1988, calling an in-out referendum on the UK's membership in the European Union, and an estimated £30 billion (€41,281,500,824) worth of cuts to public spending. Austerity measures will include removing housing benefit for under-21s on jobseeker's allowance and an estimated £12 billion (€16,512,600,329) in unspecified welfare cuts, among others.

UK: Anger boils over in London as anti-Tory protesters face-off with riot police00:38
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Angry scenes broke out, with skirmishes between riot police and anti-Conservative protesters in London, Saturday. The protesters decried the Tory party victory in Thursday's UK General Election, which mandates the Conservatives to rule for five more years on a pro-austerity platform, under the leadership of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Minor incidents occurred as angry demonstrators marched on the Conservative Headquarters and later 10 Downing Street, shouting slogans including "Tory scum". Some protesters threw missiles at police as officers attempted to keep their cordon.

Conservative policies expected to be implemented within the next five years include scrapping the Human Rights Act of 1988, calling an in-out referendum on the UK's membership in the European Union, and an estimated £30 billion (€41,281,500,824) worth of cuts to public spending. Austerity measures will include removing housing benefit for under-21s on jobseeker's allowance and an estimated £12 billion (€16,512,600,329) in unspecified welfare cuts, among others.