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Anti-Theresa May protesters call for election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:16

Protesters, some dressed as incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May, parade outside of 10 Downing Street and call for a new general election to be called. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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"CUT, SLICE, CUT, SLICE... THAT'S THE THERESA WAY." Protesters say incoming Prime Minister Theresa May will cut and slice the welfare system. And for that reason, among others, they are calling for an election to give someone else a chance at British leadership. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTI-MAY PROTESTER, OOFFII HARDWICK, SAYING: "I don't believe that they (Conservatives) have a mandate to rule, and I certainly don't believe that Theresa May has a mandate to rule, as she has not gone through any general election. So today, we'd like to see a general election called for..." Outside the Prime Minister's residence, Dani Singer says she's not keen on the person she's playing the role of: (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANI SINGER, DRESSED AS INCOMING BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY, SAYING (AS DANI): "As home secretary, Theresa May has been one of the most evil politicians since Margaret Thatcher, potentially even more evil, difficult to say. I'll have to give her time to weigh that one up. On a personal level she's been responsible for the deportation of some of my friends and the detention of other friends who have been living here for years and years and years..." Both May -- and her former competitor Andrea Leadsom -- promised to restrict free movement of citizens from the EU. And these protesters say they are not happy with May's policies. They want a general election called, because, they say, that's democracy.

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Anti-Theresa May protesters call for election

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:16