14 April 2013
Hundreds join anti-Thatcher 'party' in London
Hundreds of opponents of Margaret Thatcher filled London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday evening for a rain-soaked celebration of the former British prime minister's death earlier this week. Former coal miners involved in the year-long strike against the Iron Lady's government in the 1980s joined far-left activists and students to drink to her demise. An effigy of the former Conservative leader was carried through the crowd beneath Nelson's Column, complete with her trademark string of pearls and bouffant hair made from orange plastic bags. There was a strong police presence for the demonstration, after trouble erupted at several impromptu street celebrations following Thatcher's death from a stroke on Monday at the age of 87.