05/10/2012

16,000 UK cops protest budget cuts

Banned from striking under law, officers will march through central London in a protest against proposed changes to their pay and conditions

PA Regional Newswire of English Regions

LONDON — Up to 16,000 off-duty officers will don black caps representing each officer expected to be lost under the Government's budget cuts as they take to the streets in central London on Thursday.

The officers, banned from striking under law, will march through central London in a protest against proposed changes to their pay and conditions.

Some 20,000 officers from all 43 forces across England and Wales are expected to take part in the first police march in the capital for more than four years, organisers said.

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