Greater Manchester Police have opened an investigation into an anti-Tory banner hung on a Salford bridge.
The banner read “130,000 killed under Tory rule, time to level the playing field.”
— Kerry Boyd (@KerryJaneBoyd) September 29, 2019
The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has condemned the banner hung on a Salford Bridge.
The tweet originated on the official twitter account of left-wing organisation Momentum.
The banner drew attention when Conservative Councillor Kerry Boyd came across the banner when going for a run.
The police then confirmed, via twitter, that the banner had been removed and an investigation into it’s origins had been opened.
Good Morning Kerry,
Thank you very much for reporting this.
I can confirm the banner has been removed, a crime for public order has also been submitted and it is being investigated by officers, Thanks GMP
— GMP Salford (@GMPSalford) September 30, 2019
The group ‘Led by Donkeys’, known for putting up tweets of ‘Vote leave’ campaigners as billboards, did so with the words of the vote leave strategist Dominic Cummings on a billboard in Chapel Street.
Hey Dominic Cummings, welcome to Manchester
(Location: Chapel St, Salford) pic.twitter.com/dYnWafq8jR
— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) September 30, 2019
The sign displays a statement that Cummings allegedly made about Conservative’s opinions on the NHS.