Twelve injured and riot police deployed as protesters throw bottles, food and beer kegs

A cycling festival in Greater Manchester has been disrupted by violence, leading to 12 people being injured and eight arrests.

Thirty protesters interrupted the event at Curzon Ashton Football Club’s Tameside stadium on Saturday at about 3.15pm. Organisers of the Eritrean Cycle festival said the protesters threw bottles, food and beer kegs, and that young children were put in danger.

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