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Gypsy and Traveller activists have gathered at the Tory Party Conference to show their determined opposition to the Police Bill.

Gypsy and Traveller community members and their supporters across the labour, human rights and environmental movement have gathered in Manchester outside the Conservative Party Conference. With everything at their disposal from their homes, vehicles and horses they came with one purpose: to show their determined opposition to Boris Johnson's Police Bill will seeks to make their traditional way of life illegal.

On Saturday the 2nd of October members of the Romany, Irish Traveller, New Traveller, Scottish Traveller and Welsh Gypsy communities held a national rally in the People's Assembly marquee set up in Picadilly Gardens. A selection of pictures by photographer Matt Pritchard can be seen here:

On Sunday the 3rd of October Gypsy and Traveller activists led by 5 horses and carts from across the communities led a march of over 5,000 people on the Tory Conference which was encased in steel fencing. A selection of pictures of that event from Neil Terry can be seen here:

Community activists from Drive 2 Survive also took part in a wall of sound against the Tory conference on October 4th and 5th.

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