BAE protest

Workers will travel to London today to protest outside the company's Annual General Meeting - in a bid to save 845 jobs

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Workers take protest to London

There were protests on the streets of London today as hundreds of workers from BAE Systems travelled to the capital in the hope that it might save more than 800 jobs.

The aerospace giant announced last year that it was closing the manufacturing facility at its Brough site, leaving just a few hundred jobs.

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BAE protest begins

Workers are protesting outside BAE's Annual General Meeting Credit: Adam Fowler

A protest by BAE workers, including hundreds from the site in Brough, has started in Westminster. It is taking place as the company holds its Annual General Meeting.

The site in Brough is due to close in 2013 Credit: Adam Fowler
Workers have been meeting with MPs Credit: Adam Fowler

David Davis MP has called the plans by BAE as "short-sighted and short-termist as any Victorian capitalist you can think of."

Alan Johnson MP says: "Never been involved in a battle which is more just."

Battle for Brough

Dave Joran, Structural Test Engineer with one of the t-shirts Credit: Adam Fowler

Workers from BAE Systems in Brough are in London to protest over the planned closure of the site outside the company's AGM. They have had special t-shirts made for it.

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    Workers from BAE Systems in Brough will travel to London to protest outside the company's Annual General Meeting today.