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Anti-govt protesters call for May’s resignation over housing policy

Anti-govt protesters call for May's resignation over housing policy

Thousands of anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of London calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to step down over housing policy in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster that killed at least 80.

The demonstrations which was backed by senior members of the opposition Labour party, as well as grassroots left-wing groups saw scores of disgruntled protesters joining the march.

John Rees, a writer and activist with the People’s Assembly, which part-organised the protest said he wanted to force the government to call another election.

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“No one voted for a government that has to bribe the bigots of the DUP with £1.5bn ($1.95bn) to cling on to office,” he told Al Jazeera, adding “Theresa May is on warning: if she isn’t gone by the autumn there will be a protest like no other at the Tory party conference in October.”

The protests comes as opponents of the Conservative leader try to up the pressure on her newly-formed government, which only received majority backing in parliament after the party formed a pact with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

 

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