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Campaigners stage protest over manorial rights

Campaigners fighting an aristocrat's claims over their homes and land are staging a second protest outside his Hertfordshire estate.

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Second protest in campaign against "manorial rights"

Protesters stage a march outside Hatfield House in 2013. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Campaigners fighting an aristocrat's claims over their homes and land will today stage a second protest outside his Hertfordshire estate.

Last year, the Marquess of Salisbury decided to legally register his "manorial rights" over land in Welwyn Garden City.

The protesters, who will gather outside Hatfield House, originally only wanted the Marquess to relinquish those rights, which in theory allow him to hunt, fish and shoot on their land.

But now the so-called Peasants' Revolt is going one step further and aims to have the ancient law abolished across England and Wales.

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