Manchester

Animal testing demonstration in Manchester

Protesters in Manchester city centre
Image caption The marchers were accompanied by dozens of police officers

Hundreds of campaigners have gathered in Manchester for a national protest against animal testing.

A rally was held in Whitworth Park, on Oxford Road at 1200 BST.

Demonstrators then marched along Oxford Road to Albert Square for a second rally, calling for an end to animal experiments.

As they passed the University of Manchester, they were due to stop for a short speech and a two minutes' silence.

The marchers were accompanied by dozens of police officers, on foot, in vehicles and motorbikes.

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