Londoners protest Conservative victory

Protesters criticise Conservatives’ election victory, calling for proportional representation

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A group of protesters in London demonstrated on Saturday against the United Kingdom’s Conservative government which won the elections against its opponent Labour Party.

The Conservatives had won 331 seats, five more than what they needed to secure a majority government in the parliament. It is the first time since 1983 that an incumbent party has increased its seats.

There was a high number of police protecting the Conservative campaign headquarters where around  200 protesters gathered and respectively made their way to Parliament Square and eventually Downing Street where they were again met by a large number of police.

The protesters marched through the city, shouting slogans “the system is broken” and calling for proportional representation, saying their voices are not being heard under the current voting system.

TRTWorld and agencies