Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Weird and Wonderful World of Politics

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Weird and Wonderful World of Politics

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From Alastair Campbell playing the bagpipes to a protester wearing a Donald Trump mask holding a rubber chicken... there were a few strange sights as demonstrators took to the streets of Manchester ahead of the Tory conference.

More than 30,000 people took to the city centre streets yesterday to make their feelings on the government's austerity agenda and Brexit known.

Though their message was serious, many protesters couldn't help having a bit of a laugh.

Here, we've rounded up some of our favourite weird and wonderful sights from the marches.

Cats against cuts: The collective feline population was too busy napping for 23 hours a day to attend the rallies, but sent representatives. Very a-meowsing. Sorry.

Alastair Campbell playing the bagpipes: Because nothing says 'Stop Brexit' like Tony Blair's former spin doctor blasting out Beethoven's Ode To Joy on Scotland's favourite wind instrument. …

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