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Protesters at Portsmouth City Council
Protesters at Portsmouth City Council
Chancellor Philip Hammond holding his red ministerial box outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his Budget

City Labour MP slams budget for ‘failing Portsmouth’

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Video shows the noisy protest that disrupted a Portsmouth City Council.

The demonstration, filmed by Jason Kay of the UKNIP agency, has been followed by a complaint to police by the leader of council.

Cllr Donna Jones says she has been subjected to a prolonged ‘harassment’ campaign by domestic abuse protesters.

She says she raised concerns to Hampshire Constabulary as she feared a confetti gun fired during a debate over the budget, which included plans to take £130,000 away from the domestic abuse team, was aimed at her.

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