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04/10/2015 08:46 BST | Updated 04/10/2015 13:59 BST

Conservative Party Conference Starts So Out Come The Pig Masks

UPDATE: Police Step In As Journalists Abused Outside Tory Conference

The Conservative Party's annual conference started on Sunday in Manchester and it's clear the #PigGate scandal is still threatening to over-shadow any actual politics.

Pig masks, posters and banners were a familiar site at the #No2Austerity march in the city's centre.

They of course relate to a story in a book written by Lord Ashcroft in which it is alleged David Cameron inserted his genitals into the mouth of a dead pig.

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The march - organised by the TUC - is expecting to see up to 80,000 people.