Labour protesters have put up a vile banner seemingly calling for Tories to be killed as the Conservatives hold their annual conference in Manchester.
The huge banner read “130,000 killed under Tory rule. Time to level the playing field” and was erected as the Conservative Party Conference is being held in the city.
Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham said the banner was being taken down today.
Tory Councillor Kerry Boyd posted on Twitter this morning: “Never have I felt more apprehensive than seeing this in my morning run pre #CPC19. Does this classify as death/terrorist threat? Utterly vile.” The offensive sign was tweeted out by Manchester Momentum this morning. They tweeted: “Good morning @Conservatives. Welcome to Manchester.”
The tweet was later deleted.
The banner has caused outrage with many people demanding there an investigation and calling it hate speech.
Thousands of people have been protesting in Manchester against the Tories, Brexit and austerity.
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity has organised one part of the protest.
The demonstrators blew their whistles and chanted “Tories out” and “Boris Johnson, shame on you” as they marched through the city centre.
Manchester Police are now investigating the vile banner.