Greater Manchester’s Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the tens of thousands of protesters who marched on the streets of Manchester today, Sunday 4 October 2015.
Tony Lloyd said: “Today’s protest was well-organised and sent a clear message out in a peaceful and effective way.
“I’d like to thank the TUC and all of those involved in delivering what was one of the largest demonstrations that Manchester has ever seen. The organisers worked closely with police, the local authority and other bodies. Everyone involved – not least the tens of thousands of people who participated – deserve credit for making it such a success.
“The Tories have every right to come to Manchester for their conference, as do those who protested today against the programme of austerity that is causing such damage to communities up and down the land.”