Manchester Evening News
The region will soon join the Liverpool City Region and Lancashire with the toughest "tier 3" lockdown restrictions in England.
A huge emergency service presence descended on the city centre on Friday evening.
A similar banner was strung up in Salford during the last Conservative conference in Manchester in 2017.
Martyn Hett's mother said she needed to understand "how someone turns into a monster".
He was described as a 'lovely young man from a loving family'.
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"It's a bit freaky."
Part of the public space was cordoned off.
Move follows growing criticism from Corybn supporters.