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Has GMP been consistent in handling protests during Covid? What police, protesters and Andy Burnham have to say...

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direct to your inboxIt started with a few traffic cones and some handwritten banners, and ended with a pensioner in handcuffs.NHS staff - frustrated by a decade of stagnated pay growth and exhausted from the pandemic - gathered in St Peter’s Square last Sunday to protest the Government’s 1 per cent pay offer.But within the space of ten minutes the ‘socially distanced and fully risk assessed’ NHS pay protest escalated from a fairly meagre gathering to front page news.

Mental health worker Karen Reissmann was handed a £10,000 fine for organising the event.A friend who refused to leave her side was arrested for failing to provide details having refused the opportunity to leave when asked.The 65-year-old fellow NHS worker was dragged off to a.

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