‘Utterly vile’: Anti-Tory banner and hanged effigies suspended from bridge (PHOTO)
No one has claimed responsibility for the banner, but the number likely refers to a figure cited in a recent think-tank study, which found that a reduction of deaths due to preventable factors had slowed down in England following budget cuts, resulting in the loss of some 130,000 lives.
A photo of the scene in Salford was shared on Twitter by Kerry Boyd, a Conservative councillor on Thanet District Council, who called it “utterly vile.” The party conference is currently being held in neighboring Manchester.
Salford City Council has had the banner and effigies removed.
The image drew mixed reactions online, with some people openly horrified at the “absolutely disgusting” display. A number of commenters suggested it may be some sort of attempt to undermine Labour by making their supporters look bad, while others said it was a reflection of what the “Tories have created in our country.”
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