Cuts protesters hold a street party outside Clegg’s house

UK Uncut held an anti cuts  street party at  Nick Clegg's constituency office
UK Uncut held an anti cuts street party at Nick Clegg's constituency office

A STREET party was held in Nether Green – to make a point to Nick Clegg.

Anti-cuts protesters staged the event outside the Deputy Prime Minister’s Sheffield office on Saturday afternoon, at the same time as a group held a similar demonstration outside his home in Putney.

The Nether Green protest was organised by the Sheffield branch of UK Uncut, with a 1940s theme to “evoke the spirit of 1948” when the welfare state was created.

Group member David Kirkham, from Nether Edge, said: “It was all good natured and we were there for about four hours.

“There were about 50 people there and we had a good time. The police were helpful and there were no arrests.”

Food was laid out on tables and there was even a stiltwalker.

About 400 people attended the event outside Mr Clegg’s home in Putney in south-west London, which included music, a picnic and bunting. Disabled activists chained their wheelchairs at both ends of the street.

The group said it targeted Mr Clegg as he was “one of the architects of austerity”.

There were no arrests.

UK Uncut, which has previously targeted high-profile people it believes are avoiding paying tax, said it was now targeting politicians.