'Bedroom tax' protesters 'storm' Birmingham Council Chamber

Protesters oppose the Government's spare room subsidy which opponents have called a 'bedroom tax.' Credit: Michael Scott

Protesters from the campaign group UK Uncut have stormed Birmingham's Council Chamber. They were protesting against the Government's spare room subsidy which opponents have called a 'bedroom tax.'

Some of the protesters had to be forcibly removed from the building Credit: Michael Scott

A group of around twenty activists got into the chamber through the staff entrance and hung a banner from the Leader's Chair.

A mock eviction notice was served to the council leader Sir Albert Bore Credit: Michael Scott

They also delivered a mock eviction notice to the council leader Sir Albert Bore. Some had to be forcibly removed from the building, one man was arrested but later released without charge.

It was part of national day of action by campaigners.

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