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Tory leadership hustings: Liz Truss is interrupted by protesters in Eastbourne

Telegraph, 06 Aug 2022
Liz Truss took aim at "militant activists" after she was interrupted by protesters at tonight's fourth official Conservative leadership hustings in Eastbourne.

There was a brief pause in proceedings as the demonstrators, one of whom appeared to shout "shame on you" at the Foreign Secretary, were escorted out of the venue.

Returning to the stage, Ms Truss said: "Can I just say a few words on the militant people who try and disrupt our country and try and disrupt our democratic processes and our essential services?

"I would legislate immediately to make sure that we stand up to Extinction Rebellion... and I will never, ever, ever allow our democracy to be disrupted by militant activists."

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