York & North Yorkshire

Five storm council cuts meeting in York

Protestors have stormed a council meeting in York, which was discussing cuts of £21m, after jumping from the public gallery.

The City of York Council was discussing its budget for next year which could include up to 170 job losses when the disruption happened.

The group jumped from the public gallery onto a table and shouted.

Liberal Democrats and Conservative councillors left the meeting while the police brought it under control.

The meeting was later resumed.

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