Thousands of families faced huge disruption today, as schools closed right across the capital. Teachers from two unions walked out in an ongoing battle over pay and conditions.
As they marched on Parliament to protest to the Government, parents were forced to make alternative arrangements for their children. Luke Hanrahan reports.
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The suffragist leader has been immortalised in bronze in Parliament Square.
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