Humour, anger and a distinct bacon flavour at workers’ anti-Tory rally

John Ranson

As the Conservatives gathered for their conference in Manchester, tens of thousands of workers, students, children, pensioners and others took to the streets to send them a message:

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Some expressed themselves through typical British understatement:

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There was clearly irritation:

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The Tories are radicalising sectors not normally known for their militancy:

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Some proposed drastic measures:

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While others were more concilliatory (maybe to a fault…)

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I can only imagine what kind of school dinner thievery was going through this girl’s mind:

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Of course there were serious issues driving people to turn out. The anti-fracking Nannas brought their mops:

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Junior doctors stood up for the NHS (well, the ones that weren’t on call anyway):

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And some people were able to get their point across even though they couldn’t be there in person:

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As ever, there was a chance to learn new things. This is unbelievable but true:

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But yes, predictably, there were pigs. Pigs everywhere:

 

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All photos copyright the author John Ranson

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