Sefton council meeting adjourned due to protest

Bootle Town Hall The budget meeting re-convened after almost an hour

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A council budget meeting in Merseyside was halted for almost an hour because of a disturbance by protestors.

The Sefton Council budget meeting at Bootle Town Hall was adjourned after about 50 protestors began screaming at councillors about bedroom tax.

The meeting was put on hold while police tried to calm them down.

Councillors had not discussed the future of libraries threatened with closure or made a final decision on a £150 rise in burials and cremations.

The meeting has since reconvened in another room away from the protestors.

The authority has to make £50m of savings in the next two years because of cuts to government grants.

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