Strikes pass without incident

YESTERDAY’S public sector strikes passed without any notable incidents, the police have said.

Hundreds of teachers, council workers and health professionals took to the picket lines in North Somerset yesterday in a day of widespread industrial action.

But police did not make a single arrest in relation to any strikes across the Avon and Somerset force area, with Chief Superintendent Jon Stratford saying the force had co-ordinated with protest organisers to ensure the safety of strikers and other members of the public and that all major events had been ‘good natured’.


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