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Thousands of police officers took to the streets of London today to protest against how budget cuts are directly affecting them.
Six hundred off-duty officers from Devon and Cornwall, plus 200 from Dorset, were involved.
They say cuts will mean fewer officers and a loss of front-line services.
Bob Constantine has this report:
Clive Chamberlain from Dorset Police Federation is among those taking part in the march. Officers from every police force in the country are taking part in the protest in London.
Police officers and staff from the Westcountry have arrived in London for a protest march. Police forces across the region are campaigning against budget cuts. The march is about to start.
Police officers and staff from Cornwall are in London today to join in a protest march against cuts. Police forces from around the country are taking part in the campaign.
Police officers across the region are joining a protest march over budget cuts in London today.
It's the first such rally since this one in 2008.
600 off-duty officers from Devon and Cornwall, plus 200 from Dorset, will march in protest at budget cuts which they say mean a loss of front-line services. The government disputes the impact of the changes.
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