Protesters marched on the Tory conference in rain swept Birmingham on Sunday. Around 5,000 people joined the protest called by the Right to Work campaign and supported by a number of unions and campaigning groups.
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Despite a high profile campaign, West Midlands Police are still denying the marchers access to the part of Broad Street in Birmingham city centre which goes past the conference centre. Police will seal off the area round the conference with fixed barriers.