Fighting broke out yesterday as dozens of protesters demanding free TV licences for the over 75’s clashed with police.
Police who baton charged the rowdy group on at least two occasions, eventually restored order and are reported to have made at least 10 arrests.
Onlookers have said that the march began peacefully with the crowd, many protesters in their 80’s or 90’s marching down Whitehall, waving banners and shouting, ‘What do we want?!’
Fortunately marshals were on hand to remind them who they were and what they were doing there.
Police have said that the peaceful protest had been hijacked by an extreme group that regularly turn up at these events with the sole aim of causing anarchy.
The Maidenhead Rug Makers’ Circle, a group that is said to have connections with a number of radical lace making clubs both here in Britain and in the Low Countries, have vowed to topple what they say is a puppet left-leaning government which they believe has lost sight of true Conservative values.
A Downing street spokesmen later issued a statement saying that the wellbeing of all senior citizens is of vital importance to the government but that all matters relating to Social Services, benefits etc should be directed to the BBC, to whom the ruling Conservative party have slyly designated all responsibility.